New RI Insurance Law & More
U.S. State Insurance Law
A new insurance law for expanded breast imaging has been signed into law in Rhode Island (copays/deductibles apply). Please see DBI’s Legislative Info tab for updated details.
New in JACR, authored by DBI’s Chief Scientific Advisor Dr Wendie Berg, Analytic Hierarchy Process Analysis of Patient Preferences for Contrast-Enhanced Mammography (CEM) versus MRI as Supplemental Screening Options for Breast Cancer. The study showed that 70% of women who had both CEM screening and MRI preferred CEM. 97% of women with claustrophobia favored CEM. For women for whom positioning was most important, only 54% favored CEM. Healthcare providers should include discussion of these factors as part of shared decision making with patients desiring supplemental screening.
- The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 50th anniversary annual meeting – Executive Director JoAnn Pushkin’s presentation, Dense Breasts: New FDA Reporting Standard, Insurance Laws, Educational Tools, will be on Sunday July 9th.
- In collaboration with the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN), DBI will participate in webinar Find It Early, on Friday July 14th from 12:00-1:00pm/EST. Keynote Speaker Rep. Rosa DeLauro, sponsor of the Find it Early Act, will be joined by DBI’s JoAnn Pushkin and NWHN’s Denise Hyater-Lindenmuth.