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View Public Comments for Positron Emission Tomography (CAG-00065R2)

Lynch, MD, Mike

We encourage CMS to require high quality evidence that supports superior results from PET scanning when compared to other less costly imaging. Required evidence or results should go beyond a determination that the imaging is non-inferior. Determinations regarding PET techniques should continue to be made at the NCD level rather than individual MAC’s. We also encourage CMS to support use of PET scanning of any kind only when the results will significantly affect critical treatment decisions.