ACR Members Make Their Voices Heard at Hill Day

May 11, 2023


More than 450 radiologists participated in the American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Hill Day on May 10, meeting with more than 250 congressional offices. The event is the College’s first in-person Hill Day since 2019, a result of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While on Capitol Hill, radiologists spoke to lawmakers about key advocacy issues that the College is working on, including:
  • Mitigating Medicare payment cuts and urging support for U.S. House Resolution 2474, the Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act, which adds a medical economic index-based inflationary update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  • Ensuring the No Surprises Act (surprise billing) is implemented as Congress intended.
  • Seeking congressional support for amending the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA). ACR would like to amend the PAMA appropriate use criteria (AUC) provision to eliminate the current real-time claims processing requirement in favor of an annual audit and review by CMS, as well as exempt ordering providers that participate in clinical trials and advanced alternative payment models from the AUC consultation requirement. An exemption would also be allowed for physicians that practice in small and rural communities.
Hill Day was the culmination of ACR 2023, the College’s annual meeting in Washington, DC.
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For more information about Hill Day or any of the issues discussed, contact Ted Burnes, ACR Senior Director, Political Affairs. 

American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Hill Day Radvocates spent the day advocating on behalf of patients and the radiology profession, while still having a little fun with the contest. You can read and view the winners here.