MITA News

  • MITA Statement

    Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today said that a new study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) confirms what physicians, researchers and device manufacturers have long known regarding the steady slowdown of Medicare expenditures for medical imaging, while offering new insight into which services are the program’s biggest cost drivers.

  • MITA Statement

    The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today said that the calendar year (CY) 2014 hospital outpatient prospective payment system (HOPPS) final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) improves on the program’s earlier proposal by including a transition to more accurately account for costs associated with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) services. At the same time, MITA noted that this new policy still includes inaccurate cost data that will lead to inaccurate reimbursements for advanced medical imaging services in the hospital outpatient setting. MITA also applauded changes in the CY 2014 physician fee schedule (PFS) final rule, which should help avoid new barriers to access to radiation therapy (RT), ultrasound, echocardiography and other important services in the non-hospital setting.

  • MITA Statement

    Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), today announced the publication of an amendment to interventional X-ray standard XR 27, X-ray Equipment for Interventional Procedures User Quality Control Mode. XR 27 Amendment 1 will help imaging facilities conduct quality testing and monitoring of mobile X-ray equipment used for interventional procedures.

  • MITA Statement

    The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today announced its support of the pilot program for the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP), the details of which were unveiled this week at the November 2013 IMDRF Stakeholder Meetings. MITA member companies Siemens and Philips expressed their intent to participate, underscoring that is it necessary to be involved to fully understand the pilot and shape the final operational program.

  • MITA Statement

    Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today applauded the 13 patient groups who submitted a letter urging Congress to reject harmful policy proposals that would restrict patient access to life-saving medical imaging and radiation therapy technologies.

  • MITA Statement

    Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today submitted a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) in response to their Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reform framework discussion draft.

  • MITA Statement

    Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today announced the publication of its fourth standard to optimize radiation dose exposure since 2010, the NEMA XR 28 Supplemental Requirements for User Information and System Function Related to Dose in computed tomography (CT). The standard requires that all CT equipment include information on how operators can optimize and reduce radiation levels when performing CT studies.

  • MITA Statement

    Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today applauded Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) for advancing a bipartisan policy proposal to permanently reform the sustainable growth rate (SGR), or “doc fix,” that includes appropriateness criteria for advanced medical imaging.

  • MITA Statement

    Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today praised Members of the House and Senate for their ongoing, bipartisan commitment to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax.

  • MITA Statement

    Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today applauded President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Committee Ranking Member Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), House Natural Resources Committee Chair Representative Richard “Doc” Hastings (R-WA), former Committee Ranking Member Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and current Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) for working together to sign the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act into law (H.R. 527) and prevent the premature closure of the Federal Helium Reserve.