Here we are- just about two weeks away from the deadline for CT scanners to meet NEMA XR-29 compliance. While this is pretty late in the game to be seeking a compliance solution before the standard and its associated reimbursement cuts go into effect on January 1, we know that not everyone has arrived at a final decision yet. We also know that some facilities have weighed the cuts against the cost of compliance and chosen to defer their solution for part of 2016, revisiting the matter before the even steeper cuts of 2017 come into play.
Whatever your particular approach to achieving XR-29 compliance, if you serve patients with a CT scanner, it is still imperative that you understand how it works and what to expect. If you still have questions, we've put together the following list of XR-29 articles that answer common questions and dispel the confusion that sometimes surrounds the standard.