The Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act (MARCA)
The Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act (MARCA), introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA), would provide Medicare reimbursement to radiologists and practices for services provided by Registered Radiologist Assistants (RRAs) under the supervision of radiologists.
Congressional efforts continue to search for a legislative compromise to address the "surprise" medical billing issue. Several attempts have been made to include legislation passed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, House Education and Labor Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
Expanded Access to CT Lung Cancer Screening in Medicare
The ACR is actively working with Congress and CMS to ensure that Medicare fully covers CT lung cancer screening for patients at high-risk of developing lung cancer.
ACR policy is to require physicians interpreting images in other states to be licensed in both the state where the image was generated as well as the state where the interpretation takes place.
Mammography Quality Standards Act
The intent of this legislation was to establish minimum standards to ensure that all women have access to quality mammography services.
The dramatic proliferation in the volume of diagnostic medical imaging services performed by physicians, including non-radiologists, has inflicted a colossal burden on the U.S. health care system, especially Medicare.