Legislative Issues

Get issue summaries and bill-tracking information for multiple federal legislative issues the ACR is monitoring.

Surprise Billing

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.
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The ACR is closely monitoring Congressional efforts to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
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MACRA and Related Legislation

The ACR closely monitors Medicare-related legislation affecting the practice of radiology. With regard to reimbursement, the ACR was deeply involved with delaying impending cuts to the Medicare Fee Schedule formula.
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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.
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Professional Component Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction

Application of an MPPR to the professional component of diagnostic imaging services performed on the same patient on the same day is an arbitrary and imprecise tool to control Medicare spending.
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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.
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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.
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Inappropriate Utilization

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.
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ACR Continues Work to Protect Health Care Access and Choice

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) believes that all Americans should have access to affordable, high quality health care — including lifesaving medical imaging and radiation oncology services.
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Radiology Advocacy Network


The Radiology Advocacy Network is a group of radiologists across the country who are ensuring that radiology’s voice is heard at the local and federal levels.

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