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    “Over the years, Congress and Medicare administrators have tried to enact harmful policies — indiscriminately cutting payments, blocking coverage of new technologies, and erecting bureaucratic barriers to patient care,” said Gail Rodriguez, MITA’s executive director, in a statement. “A thoughtful, evidence-based appropriate use criteria policy is a much better approach to guiding medical imaging utilization. Appropriate use criteria empower physicians by providing them with the latest information to help inform the discussion with their patients on what care is best.”

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    The Capitol Hill Fly-In was convened by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) through its patient advocacy and survivor network, Right Scan Right Time, in partnership with advocacy groups COLONTOWN, Chris4Life, Lung Cancer Alliance and YES! Beat Liver Tumors.

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    The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) has published its fourth standard since 2010 to optimize CT radiation dose.

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    Debbie Whitmore, who is 46, will head to Washington, D.C., next week as part of a push from the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance to lobby against potential cuts to Medicare reimbursements for medical imaging services and radiation therapy.

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    Seventeen members of Congress showed their support for medical imaging in a letter to House leadership today. The bipartisan letter expressed concern over cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates that the representatives fear will reduce imaging access to seniors and stall new equipment manufacturing jobs.

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    In a letter to lawmakers of both parties in both chambers, the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, or MITA, said that the Bureau of Land Management could be forced to shut down the country’s Federal helium privatization program as early as next year, taking 30 percent of the world’s helium supply out of circulation.

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    The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) has written a letter to Congress urging policymakers to keep the Federal Helium Reserve operational to avoid a major supply crisis early in 2013.

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    As elected officials hunt for possible savings in the Federal budget to fund various end-of-year priorities — including at least a temporary fix to for the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cuts to Medicare physician reimbursement scheduled for January 1 — it is vital that policy makers have a correct picture of current levels of imaging utilization, says Brian Connell, director of Government Relations for the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA).

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    NEMA congratulates its Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) on receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Leveraging/Collaboration Award for developing collaborative network aimed at reducing unnecessary radiation exposure from imaging exams to pediatric patients.

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    Industry and consumer groups Oct. 25 urged the Department of Health and Human Services to fully implement the provision in the Physician Payments Sunshine Act requiring the disclosure of payments to physicians and teaching hospitals.