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    Device companies are maintaining a united front against an Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendation that the FDA discard the 510(k). But some of what IOM has to say about other aspects of device oversight warrants consideration, commenters state.

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    On Wednesday, the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, a medical equipment lobby, called on Congress to reject the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s proposal for Medicare to use preauthorization for advanced imaging services.

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    The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has issued a plan that moves the healthcare system away from a fee-for-service model to a patient-centered model. However, the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) and Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) have called on Congress to reject the BCBSA proposal for Medicare to use prior authorization for advanced imaging services.

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    Heralded by the New England Journal of Medicine as one of the most important “developments that changed the face of clinical medicine” in the last millennium, and dubbed by the National Institutes of Health as one of the most important medical tools of the future, medical imaging services are an essential component of our nation’s health system.

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    A recent award from the U.S. Commerce Department comes at an opportune time for the imaging and radiation therapy industry to accelerate its push for regulatory reforms in China and India, says the sector’s top lobbyist.

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    The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) will receive more than $200,000 over the next three years from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) Market Development Cooperator Program.

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    Medical imaging and radiation therapy technology have revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of disease over the course of the last century. Medical imaging and radiotherapy manufacturers are engaged in a continuous, incremental process of adding new features and advancing technological characteristics to improve patient outcomes.

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    The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today called on Congress to reject the proposals included in President Obama’s deficit reduction plan that will reduce patient access to life-saving advanced medical imaging.

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    “It is not clear, however, that this rationale extends uniformly to the [professional component] of all advanced imaging services,” the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance writes in Aug. 30 comments to CMS. MITA argues that the clinical complexity involved in performing multiple imaging services for trauma victims or cancer patients, for example, could actually lead to reductions, rather than increases, in certain efficiencies.

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    Industry group The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) also came out in support of The Joint Commission’s efforts.