Margaret “Peggi” Drown Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a member of the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists who expresses an interest in attending the Annual Conference and Business Meeting.


Eligibility Criteria:

The Margaret "Peggi" Drown Memorial Scholarship is intended to provide funds to offset the cost associated with attendance at the ISRT Annual Conference and Business Meeting. The scholarship will be awarded to an eligible applicant at the 4th Board of Directors meeting with formal recognition occurring at the Annual Business Meeting of the same year.  The scholarship recipient must be in attendance at the Annual Conference and Business Meeting to receive funding.  The applicant must be an active member of ISRT for at least one (1) year at the time of application. One scholarship will be awarded annually as budget permit not to exceed $400. Current officers of the Board of Directors and Executive Staff are ineligible.


Submission Guidelines:

The following must be submitted electronically through this form by July 1.

  • the completed application
  • ISRT Member number
  • Years of active ISRT membership
  • Personal narrative regarding the annual conference
  • Statement of consent to submit an article for publication in the ISRT Winter Newsletter regarding your experience at the annual conference
  • Electronic signature attesting to the fact that the applicant agrees to attend the Annual Conference and Business Meeting and has never received this scholarship in the past.

The selection committee will not consider applicants that do not fill out the form in its entirety or that do not meet the criteria for eligibility.


Recipient Requirements

The recipient must agree to be in attendance at all Annual Meeting educational sessions and functions, including the Annual Business Meeting and to submit an expense voucher to the current ISRT Treasurer with original receipts for disbursement of funds. The recipient also agrees to submit an article for publication in the ISRT Winter Newsletter regarding his or her experiences at the Annual Conference.

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Medicare Recognition of the Radiologist Assistant

Let your federal lawmakers know radiologist assistants play a very valuable role in health care and should be recognized by Medicare.

Write your representative and senators now! 

  1. 769 text.

H.R. 1904 text.

Senate Bill 769 was introduced on March 29, 2017 by Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). House Resolution 1904 was introduced on April 5, 2017 by Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX), Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA), Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI).

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, American College of Radiology and the Society for Radiology Physician Extenders are working together to obtain Medicare recognition of the RA as a midlevel provider of health care services working under the supervision of a radiologist.

Medicare currently pays for services performed by a radiologist assistant who is working under the personal supervision of a radiologist. The ASRT, ARRT, ACR and SRPE are advocating for the adoption of statutory language in Medicare that will set radiologist supervision levels for RAs at levels consistent with state licensure laws. By amending CMS reimbursement policy and supervision levels to match state licensure standards, RAs will be able to work more independently and be more efficient health care providers. The adoption of this language would enable radiologists to devote more focused time reviewing and interpreting complex medical images or urgent cases, and increasing patients’ access to care.

RAs have completed advanced education and clinical competencies and can expertly and safely perform radiologic assessments and certain procedures that traditionally were performed only by radiologists.

Without Medicare’s recognition of RAs, the profession is in peril. As a direct result of Medicare’s current policy RAs are losing their jobs and universities are on the verge of suspending or terminating their radiologist assistant programs.

ASRT members can stay up to date on this effort by accessing the RA Community.

RAs allow radiologists to devote more focused, uninterrupted time reviewing and interpreting complex medical images and providing timely diagnoses that will result in efficient, appropriate medical treatment. This means greater timeliness, accuracy and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries. Patients need and deserve this level of care, and Medicare beneficiaries are certainly entitled to this level of care as well.

Call or write your  U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative, and ask them to support these bills!

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SLDP Winners!

 

The ISRT is proud to announce the winners of the ASRTs Student Leadership Development Program: Yukie Furukawa and Bethany Olinger. We look forward to having you represent the ISRT in ABQ, NM in June 2015.

 

yukie-furukawa Yukie Furuwaka
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