"Promoting the profession of radiologic technology; maintaining high standards of education, enhancing the quality of patient care and furthering the welfare and socioeconomics of radiologic technologists"
Support federal professional standards for the personnel who perform medical imaging exams and deliver radiation therapy treatments.
Send a message to your representatives and senators and ask them to pass the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence (CARE) in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy bill this year. The CARE bill, S. 642 and H.R. 1146, has retained bipartisan support in the House and Senate. It has industry-wide support, has been vetted by several hearings and has previously passed the Senate with unanimous consent. The Congressional Budget Office has projected that the CARE Bill will save money for the Medicare program.
Radiologist assistants play a necessary role in improving patient access to quality radiologic care. Help protect their profession.
Send a message to your representatives and senators and ask them to pass the Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act (MARCA). MARCA, H.R. 1148, would reduce the level of supervision that RAs must currently follow, allowing them to work more efficiently. The reimbursement rate for procedures performed by RAs would be 85 percent of the physician fee, saving Medicare money. In addition, the change would allow radiologists to devote more time to performing complex procedures and interpreting exams.
You can make a difference. Take action!
The bills have a strong possibility of being included in legislation this year, but only if federal legislators hear from constituents like you. Please participate in this group effort. Imagine the influence we could have if each of ASRT’s 152,000 members contacted their federal legislators and asked them to pass these important bills!
We’ve made it easy for you to make a difference. Use the ASRT Grass-roots Advocacy Action Center, a convenient tool that helps you find contact information for legislators and send messages quickly.
Please support the ACE campaign.
Help us raise the profile of radiologic technologists and educate patients about your role on the health care team. Click To Commit at www.asrt.org.
“Are you aware of the State of Maine Licensure Laws, Rules for rad. Techs. and when they were last reviewed”?
Licsening Rules for Rad. Techs
**Maine Radiography Students**
Selected for the
ASRT Student Leadership Development Program
More information click HERE
ACE is an easy acronym to remind you to follow three simple steps:
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The ASRT needs your help to spread the word! Vist ACE campaign website and Click To Commit - an action that demonstrates your commitment to elevating the profession.
We are always looking for interesting and motivational speakers; if you or someone you know is interested in participating in a great opportunity to speak to technologists around the state of Maine please contact Candie Carpentier or Tara Keller.
MSRT Board Meetings
September 18, 2014 @ 5:30pm
Location: Room 2
Maine Medical Center, Dana Center
22 Bramhall St, Portland