CHICAGO--In the American College of Radiology booth (4623) at the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, the college is providing iPads where imaging stakeholders can tell their Member of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 3269, the Diagnostic Imaging Services Protection Act. RSNA attendees can enter their zip code and either thank their congressman for their support or tell them to get on board with H.R. 3269 with a click of a button.
To date, a bipartisan group of more than 80 congressional leaders, including Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), have joined together to co-sponsor H.R. 3269 that prevents Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) for radiologists from taking effect in January.
If it were to go into effect, the MPPR would impose a 25 percent payment reduction to the professional interpretation of advanced diagnostic imaging services for multiple imaging studies administered to the same patient, by physicians in the same practice setting, on the same day.