Radvocacy News​, Archived

November 5, 2022

Take Action Now: Urge Your Senators to Address Upcoming Cuts to Medicare Payments

October ​20, 2022​

The American College of Radiology Association® (ACRA®) Radiology Advocacy Network (RAN) has issued a call-to-action (CTA) requesting all American College of Radiology® (ACR®) members to urge their U.S. senators to join Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and John Barrasso, MD (R-WY), in a bipartisan effort to express concern and encourage senate leadership's action on upcoming cuts to Medicare payment to physicians and other healthcare providers. Sens. Stabenow and Barrasso have asked their colleagues to sign on to a letter that will be sent to Senate leadership stressing the importance of acting on proposed payment cuts in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) beginning Jan. 1.

In 2020, Congress passed a 3.75% adjustment to the MPFS conversion factor for 2021 to ensure greater payment stability for these providers. Congress extended this relief for 2022 through a subsequent 3% adjustment, but this provision expires at the end of the year.

Please urge your senators to cosign the bipartisan letter to Senate leadership by Oct. 28.

For further information on HR 8800, please contact Ashley Walton, ACR Government Affairs Director. If you need help accessing the CTA please contact Melody Ballesteros, Radiology Advocacy Network Assistant Director.

October 20, 2022

Take Action Now: Help Prevent Impending Medicare Reimbursement Cuts

September 2, 2022

The Radiology Advocacy Network issued a call-to-action (CTA) last week, asking all American College of Radiology® members to participate in a grassroots campaign and communicate with their Members of Congress on the Impending Reimbursement cuts to Medicare. These cuts, if not mediated by Congress, will result in close to a 10% reduction for diagnostic imaging in 2023.
The response to this CTA has been one of the highest in RAN history, with over 5,200 letters sent to Congress. If you have not already acted, please consider doing so. You may also consider sending the alert to your patients and colleagues to amplify our message to Capitol Hill.
Make your voice heard and help us get to 8,000 letters. Take action today and stress how important this issue is for our patients and equitable health.

Act Now to Fight Impending Reimbursement Cuts

August 24, 2022

The Radiology Advocacy Network sent out a call-to-action (CTA) this week asking all American College of Radiology® members to participate in a grassroots campaign to ask their members of Congress to prevent Medicare reimbursement cuts...Click here to read more.

New Radvocacy Website Promotes Member Participation in Advocacy Activities​

August 15, 2022

​The Radiology Advocacy Network (RAN) and RADPAC®, the two pillars of advocacy for the American College of Radiology Association® (ACRA®) are now accessible under one reinvented Radvocacy Site.

The new website gives advocates access to up-to-date news, resources, and alerts in one location. It also serves as a location for members to learn about myriad opportunities to engage and support advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels...Click here to read more​.