FDG-PET Registry Comes to an End

CMS announced Tuesday, June 11, 2013, that they will end the data collection requirements under Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) for all oncologic indications for FDG-PET.  Effective June 12, 2013, NOPR will no longer accept new case registries.

The NaF-PET registry will remain open. PET facilities that wish to continue participating in the NaF-PET registry (or to begin participating) do not need to take further action.

PET facilities that currently participate in the NOPR and no longer wish to continue participation may submit a request to withdraw and have the balance in its escrow account refunded. PET facilities no longer interested in participating in the NOPR should send their request to the following: OPTOUT_NOPR@acr.org

Break Away from the Static

If your site has cases in-progress in the NOPR-2009 FDG_PET registry for which the FDG PET scan was completed before the close of business on June 11, 2013, you are required to complete the data entry for these open cases. Any case registered on or before the close of business on June 11, 2013 without scan completion on or before June 11, 2013 will be cancelled and the $50 case registration fee will be automatically refunded to the site’s escrow account.

You may access the complete list of potential PQRS changes at the below CMS link:

http://www.cancerpetregistry.org/news.htm#June0112013

ADVOCATE will continue to monitor and provide updates when available.

Best Regards,

Debby Crow, CPC, RCC, ROCC
Coding Documentation & Education Manager