RADPAC Names 2022-2023 Board
December 1, 2022
On Nov. 27, RADPAC® named its 2022–2023 Board. For the first time in RADPAC's more than twenty-year history, it had an open application process for becoming a Board member. Also, for the first time, the RADPAC Board nominated and approved its RADPAC Chair — previously the Vice Chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors held the position of RADPAC Chair...
ACR Virtual Hill Day Reaches More Than 150 Congressional Offices
November 18, 2022
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Government Relations Department held a micro-targeted virtual Hill Day Nov. 16–17 for radiologists whose members of Congress serve on congressional committees with jurisdiction over healthcare issues. In total, more than 100 attendees participated in meetings reaching more than 150 congressional offices. The main issues covered during the meetings were addressing proposed Medicare cuts (H.R. 8800) and garnering support in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate for the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2021 (H.R. 4612 & S. 2412)....
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Congressional Election Results lead to Divided Government
November 18, 2022
The Nov. 8 midterm elections saw Republicans gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Democrats maintain the majority in the U.S. Senate. Of the 35 seats in the Senate that were up for election, only one flipped parties — Pennsylvania — in which Democrat Lt. Gov. John Fetterman beat Republican candidate Mehmet Oz, MD. )...Click here to read more.
Election Day is here!
November 5, 2022
The current composition of the House is 220 Democrats and 212 Republicans - and 3 vacancies. Of the 435 House seats up this fall, only 35 are considered a “toss-up”, meaning that the remaining 400 seats are expected to stay in the hands of the party who currently hold it. Historically, the party opposite of the President picks up between 25-30 seats in the House during the mid-term election in the President’s first term. If this trend holds true for the House in the upcoming elections, Republicans would regain the majority in the House in the next Congress. A big part of the results for the elections will be newly drawn congressional districts from the Census as well as the large number of open seats from retirements, Members of Congress who lost their primary or who are running for different office (this “casualty list” consists of 38 Democrats and 28 Republicans, which equals 66 Members of Congress who won’t be back – this makes up 15% of the House!)...Click here to read more.
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.
Radvocacy Podcast Hosted by RADPAC Highlights US Congressional Races
October 20, 2022
Take Action Now: Help Prevent Impending Medicare Reimbursement Cuts
September 2, 2022
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