Radiation Dose Management Takes Center Stage with XR-29

White Paper

Imaging providers have long been focused on improving patient safety and reducing radiation dose—a fact that has intensified with the rollout of XR-29.

XR-29 is the CMS-enforced standard developed by the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA).

Starting January 1, 2016, CMS is paying less for certain diagnostic CT scans performed using CT equipment that does not meet the XR-29 Standard.

That’s concerning for at least one-third of imaging providers who need to replace their CT scanners in order to be compliant. For others, it’s simply the next step toward standardizing and improving dose reduction and reporting. 

Download Cassling’s XR-29 white paper to learn more about the standard, its applicability and to see example reimbursement calculations. Simply fill out the form below:


Fill out the form on the left to download Cassling’s XR-29 white paper to learn about:

  • XR-29 applicability
  • Example CT reimbursement calculations for non-compliant scans
  • Billing for professional versus technical components
  • Affected CPT® codes