Policy overview

What are the HR 2029 Section 502 changes?

The H.R.2029 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 was signed into law on December 18, 2015. Section 502 of title V Medicare and Medicaid Provisions creates a Medicare payment incentive for the transition from traditional X-ray imaging to digital radiography and other Medicare imaging payment provisions. Download our policy overview to deepen your understanding of the law and how it is going to impact your X-ray department.

Policy overview



The transition from traditional to digital X-ray.

Listen to this online webinar presented by Madeleine Smith, PhD, Director of Government Affairs & Policy at General Electric as she talks through the different aspects of the transition coming up next in X-ray.

  


Plan your transition

  

Plan your transition

How are you planning to GO from CR to DR?

The new Medicare payment incentive for the transition from traditional X-ray imaging to digital radiography may impact you and there are simple steps that you can take to help prepare for the changes.

  1. Make a list of all the assets you use for X-ray exams, which are billed under the applicable payment system.
  2. Assess the utilization of your equipment and the costs that your practice may incur by providing X-ray diagnostic imaging services on affected film or CR systems.
  3. Build and execute an asset plan to retain/retire/upgrade/replace/redeploy your film or CR equipment.
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Know your options

Replace your assets

Digital platforms are scalable for today and tomorrow with advanced application options. You can learn more on the GE Optima XR646 which is optimized for the way radiologists and technologists work.

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Retrofit solutions

Depending on your assets, a retrofit solution could be the most appropriate, and let you meet your DR requirements for reimbursement without too much investment.  Learn more on our retrofit solutions by visiting our website.

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