Molecular Imaging News
November 15, 2004
SNM Recognized for Educational Excellence by AMA
|(From left) Hugh Cannon, Tracy Gordy, Denise Merlino, Gary Dillehay, and Andrea McGuire.|
Accepting the Specialty Society Educational Excellence Award on behalf of the SNM were Gary Dillehay, MD, chair, SNM’s Coding and Reimbursement Committee; Andrea McGuire, MD, Coding and Reimbursement Committee and Working Group member and CPT Editorial Panel member; Denise Merlino, MBA, CNMT, SNM coding advisor and consultant; and Hugh Cannon, SNM’s director of Public Affairs. Kenneth McKusick, MD, SNM CPT advisor and chair of the Nuclear Medicine APC Task Force, was critically involved in the activities that were recognized by the award but was unable to attend the meeting.
The educational activities that SNM was cited for include a series of coding and reimbursement seminars and educational programs presented by the Public Affairs Department, a number of articles that appeared in SNM publications such as Uptake and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, member information provided on the SNM Web site, and articles provided to external publications such as the Advance magazines and Scanner, the newsletter of the American College of Nuclear Medicine Physicians, and the American Hospital Association Coding Clinic for HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System). See the Related Links box below for some currently active examples of the coding and reimbursement information that the SNM provides to its members. (You may have to be logged in to access some pages.)