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.