H.R. 6331: Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

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Section 135 covers provisions for imaging modalities.

(e) Accreditation Requirement for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services-

(1) IN GENERAL-

(A) IN GENERAL- Beginning with January 1, 2012, with respect to the technical component of advanced diagnostic imaging services for which payment is made under the fee schedule established under section 1848(b) and that are furnished by a supplier, payment may only be made if such supplier is accredited by an accreditation organization designated by the Secretary under paragraph (2)(B)(i).

(B) ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES DEFINED- In this subsection, the term 'advanced diagnostic imaging services' includes--

(i) diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and nuclear medicine (including positron emission tomography); and

(ii) such other diagnostic imaging services, including services described in section 1848(b)(4)(B) (excluding X-ray, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy), as specified by the Secretary in consultation with physician specialty organizations and other stakeholders.