What You Need to Know About Nuclear Medicine Reimbursement


Nuclear medicine reimbursement can be tricky at best. Learn to cut through the complications with insights into the current legislative and regulatory reimbursement challenges. You’ll also discover how payers’ practices, coding, billing, and reimbursement strategies affect the daily clinical workflows.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide a general overview of the current legislative and regulatory environment with a specific emphasis on reimbursement challenges for nuclear medicine.
  2. Explain how private payers reimburse nuclear medicine based on the value of imaging, outcomes, evidence, and other factors.
  3. Discuss the importance of a quality assurance program from a reimbursement perspective and how data collection, audits, reconciliations, and trending of the operation can enhance success.
  4. List steps to consider when implementing processes in the clinic. 


This activity is approved for Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacists (BCNP) recertification credits.

Susan Bunning, MA
PET Industry Director
Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance
Nancy M
Nancy M Swanston, CNMT, PET, RT(N)
Admin. Director, DI Clinical Operations
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Nuclear Pharmacy
Session Time Slot(s): 
Friday, March 16
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Music City Center - Room 101C-D
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-076-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.2
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