ASNR Advocacy Activities


ASNR and ACR release Joint Statement on Gadolinium Concerns. Read More

ASNR Submits comment letter to CMS regarding the MACRA Proposed Rule Read more »

ASNR signs on AMA drafted Refinement Panel Sign-on Letter Read more »

ASNR set to participate in the MACRA Episode-Based Resource Use Measures Clinical Committee: ASNR is pleased to announce Gregory N. Nicola, MD and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD have been selected to participate in the CMS MACRA Episode-Based Resource Use Measures Clinical Committee. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Acumen, LLC to develop care episode and patient condition groups for use in resource use measures to meet the requirements of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). As part of its measure development process, CMS asks contractors to convene groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance. ASNR is grateful to have a voice in this committee and offer critical insight into the world of radiology.

ASNR signs on the AMA drafted comment letter in regards to the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) Proposed Rule which, if finalized, would permit all VHA-employed APRNs to practice without the clinical supervision of physicians and without regard to state law Read more »

The Multi-Society Pain Workgroup (MPW) representing more than 100,000 physicians and 15 medical societies applaud the Washington State Health Care Authority’s Health Technology Clinical Committee (HTCC) for preserving access to spinal injection therapies for millions of people who suffer from back pain Read more »

Specialty Society Letter Supporting Greg Przybylski for MedPAC: Read More »

ASNR signs on to the Multi-Society Pain Workgroup letter concerning the Washington State Health Care Authority’s (WA HCA) Health Technology Assessment Program regarding their draft evidence report on spinal injections.

Letter to CMS objecting to the reduction in the values for CPT codes 61645, 61650, and 61651: Read more »

ASNR submits comment letter to CMS regarding the MPFS 2016 Proposed Rule: Read more »

ASNR participates in the “MPW Response Letter to the AHRQ publication regarding Technology Assessment Pain Management Injection Therapies for Low Back Pain”

ASNR has signed onto the AMA-drafted letter supporting HR 293

ASNR has signed onto a multisociety Letter to Speaker Boehner urging the repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)

ASNR has signed-on the AMA multi-society letter regarding the new National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) model law on network adequacy: Read more »

ASNR has signed onto multi-society letter expressing concerns over Sunshine Act: Read more »

ASNR's comment letter to CMS regarding the CY 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule -- Auguest 29, 2014 Read more »

HR4015/S2000 multi-specialty sign on letters regarding SGR Repeal -- February 21, 2014 Letter to the House » Letter to the Senate »

ASNR Signed on the AMA Drafted Letter Regarding the Backlog of Medicare Appeals - February 13, 2014 Read more »

AJNR NEWS DIGEST FEBRUARY 2014:
THE NEW SOCIOECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE

--INTRODUCTION: The New Socioeconomics of Health Care
--Summary of the Affordable Care Act
--What Is the RUC?
--Alphabet Soup: Our Government "In-Action"
The Medicare Conversion Factor /
Physician Quality Reporting System
ASNR Advocacy Efforts

ASNR ASSR ACR Comment Letter on the proposed National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) - February 5, 2014
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ASNR Comment Letter on CY2014 HOPPS Proposed Rule - September 6, 2013
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ASNR Comment Letter on CY2014 MPFS Proposed Rule - September 6, 2013
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ASNR Support Letter for Nomination of the ACR to the Clinician Workgroup of the NQF Measure Application Partnership (MAP) - April 24, 2013
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ASNR Comment Letter on HHS Planned Survey of Physician Time Use Patterns in Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - April 15, 2013
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Multisociety Comment Letter on CMS Proposed Coverage Decision for FDG-PET for Solid Tumors - April 9, 2013
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ASNR, SNIS Response regarding WellPoint Medical Policy for Carotid, Vertebral and Intracranial Artery Angioplasty with or without Stent Placement- 01/10/13
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ASNR Comment Letter for CY2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule- 12/31/12
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ASNR, ASFNR Comment Letter for Beta Amyloid Brain PET in Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disease – 11/8/12
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Multispecialty Transitioning from the SGR to a High Performing Medicare Program Recommendation Letter to Senate Committee on Finance - 10/15/12
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Multispecialty Sequestration and SGR Letter to the US House of Representatives - 9/12/12
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Multispecialty Sequestration and SGR Letter to the US Senate - 9/12/12
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ASNR Comment Letter for CY2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule - 9/4/12
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ASNR, SNIS Letter regarding WellPoint Policy on CT Perfusion - 9/6/12 (ASNR only version sent on 7/26/12)
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Multispecialty Letter on Anthem Policy on Mechanical Embolectomy for Treatment of Acute Stroke - 6/7/12
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ASNR Comment Letter for CY2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule- 12/28/11
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ASNR Comment Letter for CY2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule - 8/30/11
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ASNR 4th Five Year Review of RVUs under Physician Fee Schedule Comment Letter - 7/25/11
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