More than 300 RADPAC contributors attended the RADPAC Gala held at the historic Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday, May 21. Among the evening’s highlights was a performance of the National Cathedral choir and the presentation of the ACR Congressional Award for Radiological Excellence (CARE Award) to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) for her leadership in the fight to ensure mammography screening for women ages 40-49.
The next day, more than 500 radiologists participated in the ACR’s annual Capitol Hill Day. In total, radiologists made their voices heard in over 275 congressional offices. Discussions centered on surprise billing, mammography screening, radiologist assistants and legislation halting the accrual of interest from medical school loans as physicians continue their education during their medical residency. Already, the efforts of Hill Day participants have bared fruit as more than 15 Members of Congress have agreed to co-sponsor legislation radiologists addressed during the ACR’s Hill Day.