The Hill, July 23, 2013

Medical trade groups are resisting a potential change to regulations on medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment that they worry would lead to lax standards. In recent weeks, organizations have sent letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency not to lower standards for the maintenance of devices that perform MRIs and other procedures. The potential rule change, which has not been formally proposed or presented to the public, would allow hospitals to deviate from specific maintenance requirements approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates medical devices for medical imaging equipment.
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