Chest pain toolkit- This Executive Summary outlines the well-validated data for supporting widespread coverage of utilization for Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA). Citing over 30 studies the toolkit offers support of the diagnostics accuracy, clinical outcomes, societal guidelines, radiation considerations and economic impact of CCTA.
Watch these sessions with a focus on advocacy from SCCT2019 — the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, which took place in Baltimore, Md.
Effective ways to advocate for better coverage
Listen to 3 of our SCCT member volunteers discuss tactics you can use for successful local engagement of private and Medicare payers through effective communication, relationship building, leveraging of your electronic health record, and utilization of scct.org resources toward improved coverage for cardiac CT in your practice.
Panel members: Dustin Thomas, MD, FSCCT; Ahmad Slim, MD, FSCCT; Scott Jerome, DO, FSCCT; Mark Rabbat, MD, FSCCT
In this 25 minute webcast SCCT Advocacy Committee Chair, Dustin Thomas, MD, FSCCT will highlight some of the challenges currently facing cardiac CT reimbursement and discusses specific interventions each SCCT member can take in their local hospital systems and payer community to improve coverage and reimbursement.
Medicare Targeted Probe and Educate
Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have created webinars, YouTube videos and other informational resources to communicate about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Targeted Probe and Educate initiative. This initiative is aimed to strengthen Medicare's review of claims and medical record documentation.
Some SCCT members have had recent experience with being selected for this review. SCCT encourages all providers to take time to view these important materials. Below are links to the Medicare Administrative Contractor websites with important information on the Targeted Probe and Educate initiative. Please note that some of these sites require you to log in to view content.