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1. Plan to combine nuclear medicine, radiology certification raises questions

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

A proposal to fold the American Board of Nuclear Medicine into the American Board of Radiology is raising some concern among nuclear medicine physicians and technologists, who question whether nuclear medicine training would be adequate under the plan. The current language would create a single certification pathway combining training in diagnostic radiology with nuclear medicine training. Some 40% of radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians have dual certification already, according to ABR President Dr. Milton Guiberteau. (free registration) (06/25)

2. CMS unveils guide to help providers prepare for ICD-10

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

The CMS has released a guide designed to help providers prepare for the ICD-10 transition. The Quick Start Guide lays out five steps to readying for the new coding system and notes that it's not too late to get ready, but it's essential for practices to start now. Health Data Management (06/25)

3. Need CME/CE credits?

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

In today's rapidly changing health care environment, ASNC understands it is often more difficult to attend all the meetings you may like to, and yet the need for CME or CE credits continues. Over the past year, under the leadership of Donna Polk, MD FASNC, chair of the ASNC Education Committee, ASNC has made investments in its infrastructure to build a new learning platform. This new platform enables ASNC to deliver more online education to members effectively, including the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology CME articles now all online and easy to access. The ASNC educational webpages house our entire platform of online educational activities for easy access, including educational modules developed specifically for technologists. Plus, our education portal, ASNC Learning Center, helps you access valuable educational products and track your activities. Log in and see what is available. Blank (10/29)

4. Half of U.S. cardiovascular disease mortality could be prevented, study finds

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

Almost half of heart disease-related deaths in 2010 among U.S. women ages 45 to 79 could have been prevented if every case of diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking were completely eliminated, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. An even larger percentage -- 54% -- of cardiovascular disease deaths among men in the same age group could have been prevented, researchers found. Reuters (06/30)

5. Obama: After Supreme Court ruling, ACA firmly entrenched

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

President Barack Obama said the Affordable Care Act is "woven into the fabric of America" after surviving another challenge in the Supreme Court and dozens of attempts at repeal. Republicans in Congress said they will continue to push for repeal. Reuters (06/26)

6. Study ties rosacea to cardiovascular diseases

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

Family Practice News (06/27)

7. Senate bill would change medtech approval in U.S.

ASNC SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015 (Boston) (06/22)

8. U.S. adults lack awareness about their prediabetes, study finds

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

Reuters (06/29)

9. New Self-Assessment Module in the ASNC Learning Center

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

With the addition of the latest module, Ventricular Function, we now have six modules available as part of the Nuclear Cardiology Knowledge Self-Assessment Program. Test your knowledge on Physics & Instrumentation, Risk Stratification, Radiopharmaceuticals, General Cardiology as it Relates to Image Interpretation, Nuclear Cardiology Tests & Procedures/Protocols and Ventricular Function. Each module will be approved for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Learn more. Blank (10/15)

10. Women more likely to reach 100, but also have chronic illnesses

ASNC SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

A U.K. study found men are much less likely to reach the age of 100 than women, but tend to have fewer chronic ailments if they do. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. HealthDay News (06/25)

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