Radiologist assistants had success in 2018 with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to allow RAs to practice at state defined supervision levels which was included in the Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule FY2019.  In March 2019 Congressmen Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Pete Olson (R-TX) introduced HR 1970, the Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act (MARCA).  This bill will allow RAs to be seen as a non-physician provider by Medicare.  Indiana Congressman Andre Carson is signed on as a cosponsor. 
 
  There are currently 31 states which recognize RAs.  RAs and technologists from Indiana are working with the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana Radiological Society to potentially add Indiana to that list.  
 
   Please continue to contact your legislators and ask them to cosponsor HR 1970.  

List of United States Representatives (click to expand) 

1st District

Rep. Peter Visclosky, D
Room 2256 RHOB

(202) 225-2461

http://visclosky.house.gov

 

2nd District

Rep. Jackie Walorski, R

Room 419 CHOB

(202) 225-3915

https://walorski.house.gov

 

3rd District

Rep. Jim Banks, R

509 Cannon HOB

(202) 225-4435

http://banks.house.gov

 

4th District

Rep. James Baird

532 Cannon HOB

(202) 225-5037

https://baird.house.gov

 

5th District

Rep. Susan Brooks, R

Room 1505 LHOB

(202) 225-2276

http://brooks.house.gov

 

6th District

Rep. Greg Pence

222 Cannon HOB

(202) 225-0321

https://pence.house.gov

 

7th District

Rep. André Carson, D

Room 2453 RHOB

(202) 225-4011

https://carson.house.gov

 

8th District

Rep. Larry Buschon, R

Room 1005 LHOB

(202) 225-4636

https://bucshon.house.gov

 

9th District

Rep. Trey Hollingsworth

1641 Longworth House Office Bldg.

(202) 225-5315

http://hollingsworth.house.gov/

United States Senators from Indiana (click to expand)

Mike Braun, D - IN

374 Russell Office Building

Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-4814

www.braun.senate.gov

 

Todd Young, R - IN

400 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-5623

www.young.senate.gov

 

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