Health Information Management

Understand challenges, opportunities with PET coverage

Briefings on APCs, January 1, 2010

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Briefings on APCs.

One challenge is determining when to provide patients with an ABN of noncoverage, informing the patient that he or she may be financially responsible for the FDG PET.

Another consideration is whether to sign up the patient for the National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR). The NOPR is basically a research study CMS will use to determine whether it should pay for FDG PET scans for cancers not currently covered.

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Briefings on APCs.

Most Popular