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MITA Applauds CMS for Creation of Medicare Coverage Pathway for Innovative Medical Technologies

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), the leading organization and collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiopharmaceutical, contrast media, and focused ultrasound device manufacturers, today applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its recently issued final rule concerning the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) program.

KA Imaging Appoints Seasoned Industry Executives to Key Leadership Positions

Manufacturer KA Imaging has appointed Shawn Campbell as vice president of operations and Robert Moccia as vice president of sales, USA and Canada.

ICE Moves to May

Mark your calendar, the conference dedicated to imaging directors, radiology administrators and imaging engineers is moving to May 11-12 in sunny Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida.

oneSOURCE Creates Free Resource Page with Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Today, oneSOURCE, an RLDatix company and leading healthcare management solution, announced a new COVID-19 vaccine resource page to assist healthcare professionals during the initial administration phases of the vaccine.

DNV GL Healthcare Issues Advisory Notice

In a July 21, 2020 email, DNV GL is providing notice to DNV GL Healthcare Accredited Organizations of the release of NIAHO® (National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations) Hospital Accreditation Requirements, Interpretive Guidelines and Surveyor Guidance, Revision 20-0.

NIAHO® Revision 20-0 for Acute Care Hospitals features the following CMS-approved changes:

  • Adoption of the CMS Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction
  • Revisions to Discharge Planning for Hospitals to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care
  • Changes required by CMS to ensure alignment with Critical Access Hospital and Psychiatric Hospital requirements where applicable
  • Other changes for clarification, consistency and readability, and to remove obsolete references

Acknowledging the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and the evolving status of CMS waivers, DNV GL is extending the effective date of NIAHO Revision 20-0 for Hospitals to September 21, 2020.

Revision 20-0 supersedes Revision 18-2 and all prior Revisions.

Hospitals participating in the Medicare and Medicaid program are expected to comply with current Conditions of Participation. When new or revised requirements are published, hospitals are expected to demonstrate compliance in a time frame consistent with the effective date published by CMS in the Federal Register.

Any questions/ comments can be forwarded to the DNV GL Client Drop Box: DNVclientdropbox@dnvgl.com.

The email is signed by Troy D. McCann, Director, DNV GL Healthcare Accreditation Services.

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