Federal Legislation

 

 

 

 Write Your Members of Congress

Members of Congress have introduced bills for the 2017-18 session that would recognize radiologist assistants—Registered Radiologist Assistants (R.R.A.s) and Radiology Practitioner Assistants (RPAs)—under Medicare law. If you’re an R.R.A. or an RPA, we urge you to request support for the bill from your representatives and senators.

The bills’ chances of success increase when more members of Congress co-sponsor them. To help these bills become law, we urgently need to secure as many co-sponsors as possible. That's where we need your help. Emailing your representatives and senators will increase the probability that bills recognizing the radiologist assistant (RA) profession in Medicare law become reality.

For RPEs-as a reminder, here are the steps to email your members of Congress:

For other professionals, family, coworkers and friends who want to help go to this quick and easy link set up by the ASRT and have them fill out this form.

Copying us on your emails lets us update our Washington lobbyists. It gives them the documentation they need to follow up with your senators and representatives—and demand action. 

Letters of Support

Writing your members of Congress will help promote the bills. If you can get a letter of support from your employer, however, that would greatly improve our chances for success this year.

If your employer hasn’t written a letter of support, you could ask someone from your leadership team to write one. We offer sample letters of support for:

If your employer has written and sent a letter of support in previous years, you could ask the writer to consider updating it. This year’s bills are new. Changing the date and bill number would remind your representatives and senators that Congress is considering new RA bills and that you are again asking for support.

Thank you for taking the time to voice your support for RA legislation in Congress.


WE HAVE FEDERAL BILLS INTRODUCED IN BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE
S 769 & HR 1904!

On March 29th 2017, Senator Boozman (R-AR) introduced S.769 the Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act of 2017 (MARCA). Representative Olson (R-TX 22) introduced companion bill, HR 1904, on April 5th.

The bill language is the same as the MARCA bill introduced in 2016.

This bill will amend the Social Security Act to include the Radiologist Assistant (including both the RPA and RRA) to recognize radiologist assistants (RAs) and allows Medicare coverage for their services. State law would continue to govern the scope of practice and supervision requirements for RAs, and supervising radiologists would continue to bill and receive payment for RA-performed services.

What can you do to help?

1. Your Congressperson will be in their districts for 2 weeks starting April 10th. Please schedule a meeting to talk to your Congressperson to encourage them to cosponsor the bill. Click here for access to sample letters, leave behinds, issue brief, and other documents. 

2. Get letters from your organization asking the Congressperson to cosponsor legislation and have as many people you can find sign the letter.

3. Set up a computer with the ASRT advocacy website and have as many people as you can find from work, school, church, etc. to write letters. State ASRT affiliates can set up a computer at their meeting and have the attendees write letters of support.

Contact Your U.S. Legislators About Medicare Recognition of the RA

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This is our year!! Let us make it happen!


 

2017 Senate Sponsors and Cosponsors-

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)- Primary sponsor                      Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)  Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)

2017 House Sponsors & Cosponsors-

Rep Pete Olson (R-TX 22)- Primary Sponsor Rep. David Reichert (R-WA 8)- Original sponsor Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA 14)  
Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI 3) Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ 9) Rep. Steve King (R- IA 4)
Rep. Peter De Fazio (D-OR 4) Rep. George "G.K" Butterfield (D-NC 1) Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI 1)
Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY 2) Rep. James "Jim" Langevin (D-RI 2) Rep. David "Phil" Roe (R-TN 1)
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT 2) Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX 13) Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO 6)
Rep. Peter King (R-NY 2) Rep. Billy Long (R-MO 7) Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL 3)
Rep. Andre' Carson (D-IN 7) Rep. Brenden Boyle (D- PA 13) Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR 3)
Rep. Steve Himes (D-CT 4) Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX 32)  

2016 Senate Sponsors and Cosponsors-

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)- Primary sponsor                      Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)

 

2016 House Sponsors & Cosponsors-

 

Rep Pete Olson (R-TX 22)- Primary Sponsor Rep. David Reichert (R-WA 8)- Original sponsor Rep Mike Doyle (D-PA 14)
Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI 3) Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ 9) Rep. Mac Thornberry (R- TX 13)
Rep. Steve Womack (R- AR 3) Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH 7) Rep. Andre' Carson (D-IN 7)
Rep.  Robert Brady (D-PA 1) Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA 2) Rep. Tim Murphy, (R-PA 18)
Rep. David "Phil" Roe (R-TN 1) Rep. Eric "Rick" Crawford (R-AR 1) Rep. Steve King (R-IA 4)
Rep. John Conyers (R-MI 13)  Rep. Paul Tonko (D- NY 20) Rep. French Hill (R-AR 2)
Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ 10) Rep. Walter Jones (R NC 3) Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA 1)
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA 5) Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR 4) Rep. Kevin Cramer (R- ND 0)
Rep. Chris Stewart (R- UT 2) Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR 4) Rep. David Valadao (R- CA 21)
Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX 24) Rep. Brett Gutherie (R-KY 2) Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI 1)
Rep. James "Jim" Langevin (D- RI 2) Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D- NM 1) Rep. Billy Long (R- MO 7)
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL 3) Rep. Todd Young (R- IN 9) Rep. Brendan Boyle (D- PA 13)
Rep. San Graves (R-MO 6)    

 


Previous Cosponsors

ARKANSAS

 

Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR, 1st District)(current Co-sponsor) Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR, 3rd District)(current Co-sponsor)

1711 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-0401

(202) 225-4076

Ashley Shelton, Health LA

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1119 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-0403

(202) 225-4301

Claire Burghoff, Health LA

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 CALIFORNIA

 

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA, 18th District) Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA, 20th District) Rep. David Valadao (R-CA, 21st District) (Currrent cosponsor)
241 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-0518

(202) 225-8104

Hannah Murphy, Health LA

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1126 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-0520

(202) 225-2861

Rochelle Dornatt, Health LA

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1004 Longworth House Office Building

 Washington, DC 20515-0521

(202) 225-4695

Kristina Dunklin, Health LA

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 COLORADO

 

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO, 7th District) Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO, 2nd District)
1410 Longworth House Office Building

 Washington, DC 20515-0607

(202) 225-2645

Christina Winship, Health LA

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1433 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-0602

(202) 225-2161

Camilla Vogt, Health LA

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 CONNECTICUT

 

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT, 2nd District) Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT, 4th District)
2348 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-0702

(202) 225-2076

Michelle Greenhalgh, Health LA

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 1227 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-0704

(202) 225-5541

Kevin Garrahan, Health LA

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 INDIANA

 

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN, 5th District) Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN, 7th District)(Current cosponsor) Rep. Todd Young (R-IN, 9th District) (Current cosponsor)
1505 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-1405

(202) 225-2276

Helen Dwight, Health LA

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 2453 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-1407

(202) 225-4011

Erica Powell, Health LA

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1007 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-1409

(202) 225-5315

Jaymi Light, Health LA

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  IOWA

 

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA, 2nd District)

 1527 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-1502

(202) 225-6576

Yvonne “Vonnie” Hampel, Health LA

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 KENTUCKY

 

Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY, 2nd District) (Current cosponsor)

 2434 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-1702

(202) 225-3501

Megan Jackson, Health LA

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 MARYLAND

 

Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD, 2nd District)

 2416 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-2002

(202) 225-3061

Walter Gonzales, Health LA

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 MICHIGAN

 

Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI, 13th District)(Current cosponsor)

 2426 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-2213

(202) 225-5126

Erik Sperling, Health LA

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 MINNESOTA

 

Rep. Rick Nolan (DFL-MN, 8th District)
2366 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-2308

(202) 225-6211

Will Mitchell, Health LA

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 MISSOURI

 

Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO, 6th District)

 1415 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-2506

(202) 225-7041

Jonathan “J.P” Mason, Health LA

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 NEW JERSEY

 

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ, 10th District)(Current cosponsor)

 103 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3010

(202) 225-3436

Thomas Saunders, Health LA

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NEW MEXICO

 

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM, 1st District)(Current Cosponsor)

 214 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3101

(202) 225-6316

Courtney Kerster, Health LA

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NEW YORK

 

Rep. Peter King (R-NY, 2nd District) Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY, 20th District) (Current cosponsor)

339 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3202

(202) 225-7896

Jamie Matese, Health LA

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2463 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3220

(202) 225-5076

Jeff Morgan, Health LA

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NORTH CAROLINA

 

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC, 1st District) Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC, 3rd District)(Current cosponsor)

2305 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3301

(202) 225-3101

Dennis Sills, Health LA

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2333 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3303

(202) 225-3415

Bradley “Brad” Ryon, Health LA

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OHIO

 

Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH, 7th District)(Current cosponsor) Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH, 2nd District) Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH, 15th District)

329 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3507

(202) 225-6265

Hillary.Gross, Health LA

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1318 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3502

(202) 225-3164

Lisa Langenderfer, Health LA

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1022 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3515

(202) 225-2015

Taryn Dorfman, Health LA

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Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH, 6th District) Rep. David Joyce (R-OH, 14th District)  

1710 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3506

(202) 225-5705

Elise Conner, Health LA

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1124 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3514

(202) 225-5731

Chris Cooper, Health LA

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OREGON

 

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR, 3rd District) Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR, 1st District) Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR, 4th District)(Current cosponsor)

1111 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3703

(202) 225-4811

Kristen Donheffner, Health LA

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439 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3701

(202) 225-0855

Adrian Anderson, Health LA

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2134 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3704

(202) 225-6416

Brittany Lundberg, Health LA

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 PENNSYLVANIA

 

Rep. Roy Barletta (R-PA, 11th District) Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA, 18th District)(Current cosponsor) Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA, 5th District)(Current cosponsor)

115 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3811

(202) 225-6511

Emily Ackerman, Health LA

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2332 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3818

(202) 225-2301

Scott Dziengelski, Health LA

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124 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-3805

(202) 225-5121

Katherine “Katie” Brown, Health LA

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TENNESSEE

 

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN, 4th District) Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN, 1st District)(Current cosponsor)

413 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-4204

(202) 225-6831

Richard Wilkins, Health LA

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407 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-4201

(202) 225-6356

Matt Meyer, Health LA

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TEXAS

 

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX, 13th District) (Current cosponsor)

2208 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-4313

(202) 225-3706

Michael Seeds, Health LA

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UTAH

 

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT, 1st District) Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT, 2nd District)(Current cosponsor)

123 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-4401

(202) 225-0453

Adam Stewart, Health LA

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323 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-4402

(202) 225-9730

Luci Arveseth, Health LA

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VIRGINIA

 

Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA, 4th District) Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA, 6th District) Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA, 1st District)(Current cosponsor)

2135 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-4604

(202) 225-6365

Christopher Maneval, Health LA

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2309 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-4606

(202) 225-5431

Lindsay Yates, Health LA

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2454 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-4601

(202) 225-4261

Julia Angelotti, Health LA

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WASHINGTON

 

Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA, 10th District) Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA, 6th District)

425 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-4710

(202) 225-9740

Hart Edmonson, Health LA

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1520 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-4706

(202) 225-5916

Megan Thompson, Health LA

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