December 21, 2018

Intersociety Q&A Clarifies New RRA/RPA Supervision Policy

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has collaborated with the American Society for Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Society for Radiology Physician Extenders (SRPE) in the preparation of answers and questions for Medicare’s new direct physician supervision policy for registered radiology assistants (RRAs) and radiology practitioner assistants (RPAs).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized the policy in the Calendar Year 2019 Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule. The new supervision rules are effective Jan. 1, 2019.