RADPAC®, radiology’s political action committee, tipped off its fourth annual March Madness campaign March 1.
The contest focuses on increasing the number of contributors to RADPAC. For each round of the competition, state chapters advance based on the total number of contributors they have throughout March. The contest ends March 31, and the state chapter with the most contributors in its division wins.
Repeat winner Arkansas along with North Carolina, South Carolina and Wyoming were each awarded $500 for winning their chapter division in 2015. The same stakes have been set for 2016 winners. RADPAC encourages them to use the money to help a designated resident attend the upcoming Residents and Fellows Section (RFS) and ACR annual meetings in Washington, D.C.
RADPAC is the bipartisan political action committee of the American College of Radiology Association (ACRA). Its goal is to support the campaigns of pro-radiology candidates at the federal level through voluntary contributions of ACRA members.
Radiology’s support of RADPAC is ultimately reflected in the successful pursuit of legislation that in 2015 led to the repeal of Medicare’s sustainable growth rate policy, a rollback of Medicare’s multiple-procedure payment reduction rate (MPPR) for the professional component of advanced diagnostic imaging procedures from a 25 percent cut to just a 5 percent cut and a delay in the implementation for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s controversial screening mammography guidelines.
To learn more about RADPAC and the Campaign, go to radpac.org. Also follow RADPAC on Facebook and “Friend” RADPAC on Twitter.