Greg Murphy

Greg Murphy

WASHINTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy, who represents North Carolina’s third district, including Carteret County, joined other legislators to introduce bipartisan legislation Friday to expand patient access to advanced nuclear diagnostic imaging technology.

The bill, Facilitating Innovative Nuclear Diagnostics (FIND) Act, was introduced by Rep. Murphy and representatives Scott Peters, D-Calif., Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and Neal Dunn, R-Fla.

The bill seeks to eliminate barriers due toMedicare’s reimbursement plan limiting access to new and innovative imaging tools that can be used to improve diagnosis of life-threatening diseases. If passed, it would provide physicians and patients with more complete diagnostic options. 

“I am proud to co-lead this lifesaving legislation,” Rep. Murphy said in a Friday release. “As a physician, I have used diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals in my practice, and I have seen the significant health care benefits of this groundbreaking medical technology.

“It is critical that we change the Medicare reimbursement structure to allow increased access to these important diagnostic imaging tools for the most at-risk populations,” he continued. “Early diagnosis and treatment have been proven to improve health care outcomes, save lives, and lower the cost of medical treatments for patients.”

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David Collins

Lower the cost for patients while increasing the costs for the taxpayers . You know that groundbreaking means it is really over the top expensive for someone out there and the hospitals/imaging centers will jump all over it , both private and public . Before you eagerly line up for this always ask how much will this cost ME . They often dodge dodge , duck , stammer and refer you to some mystical person who is not in right now but will get back to you later . After the procedure when it is too late to back out . Seriously huge red flag . Been there , had it happen in the past . Your decision . Medicaid patients normally get a free ride , again .

quicksand

Greg Murphy-we have not forgotten your decision/attempts to undermine our election. Enjoy the next year, but don’t spend too much trying to be re-elected because your constituents have not forgotten your dereliction of duty….Trump lost!

mpjeep

Murphy for President!

David Collins

Yup , Trump came in at second place . He lost the election . Interesting enough is that his legacy lives on , for better or worse , due to the leftist’s incessant drive to demonize him every day , all day and night . Get over it , you won , this time . Enough already , bask in your glory but you can’t . All consuming hatred blinds you to what is really happening around you and to you . Things that really matter matter and Trump is not one of them . Hopefully you will wake up from your wokeness .

quicksand

I’m not a leftist or a democrat. I am an American who saw a bunch of losers, inspired and encouraged by the chief loser-attempt to interfere and overturn our election. Murphy is one of them. Trump doesn’t live in my head for he is gone now, but every politician who gave credit to that loser is on the list of millions of Americans who want to preserve our republic…..Hopefully you will wake up and stop supporting a megalomaniac who threatens America…..

mpjeep

Biden is a Parasite from the D.C. Swamp.

He has almost no experience with anything that exists outside the Swamp. He’s never run a business, never met a payroll, never dealt with a middle-class home budget, or never dealt with regulations he’s imposed on others.

He thinks the government is the be-all-end-all to problem solutions,

His net worth is estimated at $17 million, plus whatever Hunter is holding in an off-shore account for him. Harry Truman said: “Show me a man who gets rich by being a politician, and I’ll show you a crook.”

drewski

Diagnostic services are way cheaper then letting things worsen, then treating. Since all this comes from public funds it makes fiscal sense.

David Collins

No it does not all come from public funds . Heard of a co-pay . Got one in the mail last week from CGH for what Medicare will not pay . Medicaid is the gravy train .

David Collins

Did not fully support the megalomaniac to start with . Just voted for the lesser of two evils . No apologies .

mpjeep

Calling supporters of Trump as losers is…………$$$$$$.

Speaking to members of the U.S. Air Force and their families at a base in England on June 10, 2021, President Biden told the crowd that he keeps forgetting that he’s President.

Well, there is a good reason for that, Joe. You are not President, but just a front-line pony soldier for the Democratic Party and the Liberal Media they own.

mpjeep

Early diagnosis and treatment are very important and more times than not saves money. I hope this bill passes. Thanks, Dr. Murphy!

David Collins

Sure , early diagnosis is important , always is , if acted on but then so is a full body CT Scan . That has been recommended as well for a few years now . Who or what pays for that puppy is questionable .

When you open up the door to taxpayers footing the bill , as we have seen with all the misguided bailouts , you open the door to fraud . We are just now learning the extent of the frauds and how neutered the govt. agencies have become when it comes to clawing back the stolen funds .

Perhaps it is time to stop the giveaway gravy train at least for a while .

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