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July 22, 2013

AAPM Annual Meeting & Exhibition: August 4 - 8, 2013
AAPM is once again offering a smart device app for the 2013 AAPM Annual Meeting that allows off-line access to the Scientific Program, Committee Schedule, Exhibitor maps and much more. New this year is the opt-in ability to message one another directly through the app much like a message center. For the security of the attendees, the app has been password protected and the password will only be given to registered attendees. (Registered attendees please check your inbox for an email with details.)

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If you would like to browse the meeting program or any associated information about the meeting, you may do so without a password by going to the meeting website.

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This Issue

Radiation Dose from Airport Scanners: Report of AAPM Task Group 217

CMS Proposes Coverage of Alzheimer’s PET Scans Used Only in Clinical Trials

CMS Press Release on 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Proposed Rule
CMS Press Release on 2014 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) / Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (ASC) Proposed Rule

AAPM Member Benefit - RSNA Annual Meeting: Your AAPM membership entitles you to free registration for RSNA 2013. General Registration Now Open.
Chapter Meetings
Endorsed/Sponsored Meetings
SEAMP Reception devoted to John Cameron during the AAPM Annual Meeting

The AAPM WG on Standardization of CT Nomenclature and Protocols receives the CDRH Director’s Special Citation Award
Awards & Honors Committee - Call for Nominations
IOMP announces International Day of Medical Physics


CMS Proposes Coverage of Alzheimer’s PET Scans Used Only in Clinical Trials
According to a recent proposed coverage decision, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare will pay only for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging tests to help diagnose Alzheimer’s when patients are in clinical trials.

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