Imaging in Focus

AUC are developed by the ACC and partner cardiology subspecialty societies to help guide the appropriate use of cardiovascular tests, treatments, and procedures; as well as, to promote cost-effective, quality patient care. AUC are evidence-based and in conjunction with clinician judgment are intended to offer guidance around "when to do" and "how often to do" a given test or procedure.

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Dec 14, 2023 | CMS Pauses AUC Program For Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, Rescinds Current Regulations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has paused the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) program for advanced diagnostic imaging and rescinded any current regulations, according to the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule. Read More.

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