ACR Achievements on Behalf of Members
As the only organization that advocates, promotes and advances the field of radiology, the ACR is front and center working for you each and every day to ensure the ongoing vitality of the profession. This allows you to concentrate on what you do best, providing quality services to your patients.
The ACR has led these successes in support of our members, the profession and patients:
Ushered the Appropriateness Criteria Mandate for Ordering Physicians
Engaged Congressional support for legislation that will require ordering physicians to review physician-developed Appropriateness Criteria when considering an advanced imaging study. This avoids working with for-profit radiology benefits management companies that lack scientific and real-world health care delivery expertise for developing valid, clinically relevant guidelines.
Retained Women's Annual Mammography Screening Coverage Starting at Age 40
Backed the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings Act (a provision of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016) which delays U.S. Preventive Services Task Force mammography recommendations for two years. This continues mandatory mammography insurance coverage for years. This continues mandatory mammography insurance coverage for millions of women nationwide and allows ACR more time to vet the recommendation process and review more recent research.
Supported Funding for Advancing Radiological Science
Supported Congress-passed legislation to increase National Institute of Health funding, including $16.8 million for the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to advance radiological science.