The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) remains neutral on the Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act (MARCA — H.R. 3657 /S. 2641 ).
If passed by Congress, MARCA would provide payment to the supervising radiologist for registered radiologist assistant (RRA) services performed in a facility setting; it does not allow for independent RRA practice nor payment.
This legislation currently has little congressional support as evidenced by the following:
- No congressional committees have held hearings related to MARCA.
- The Senate and House MARCA bills have only eight cosponsors combined/total.
- The ACR has not met with members of Congress regarding MARCA.
- RADPAC, the ACR Association political action committee, has not attended nor held MARCA-specific fundraisers and has not contributed in any way related to MARCA.