Obama administration set to implement HEU reduction plan

12/9/2012 | Global Security Newswire

The Obama administration on Jan. 1 is set to implement a Medicare payment system that will add $10 in government reimbursement for every diagnostic test done by hospitals and other facilities without the use of highly enriched uranium-based isotopes. HHS suggested the plan in July, and while nonproliferation advocates have praised it, health care industry officials said the modified payments may be insufficient to cover costs in shifting to non-HEU isotopes. Last week, the Senate approved an amendment to the 2013 defense authorization bill that would start the process of ending U.S. exports of HEU material to isotope producers in other countries.

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