Boozman Introduces Bill To Improve Health Care Services

WASHINGTONU.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is working to address the rising demand and clinical need for timely medical imaging services by introducing legislation that enhances the role of radiology assistants (RAs).

The increased complexity of radiologic studies, coupled with high demand for radiology services, has placed an added burden on our already strained Medicare program. One value-based, efficient solution to address this need and improve patient outcome is to enhance the role of RAs.

Boozman’s legislation—the Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act—would enable radiologists to submit claims to Medicare for non-diagnostic services performed by RAs they directly supervise in both the hospital and office setting. It will ensure patients—particularly those in rural areas where health care options are fewer—have timely and quality access to services.     MORE

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