ASNC Leadership on the Hill discuss AUC mandate

On February 8, 2016 members of ASNC's Executive Council and Health Policy Committee attended 35 meetings with members of Congress and their staff to express ongoing concerns about the successful implementation of the AUC mandate (§ 218 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014). 
ASNC FlyIn 2016Specifically, the group requested report language that would urge HHS to leverage existing resources and foster collaboration across agencies to ensure knowledge gaps referring physicians may have in using AUC for advanced imaging services can be addressed prior to PAMA implementation. 

Prior to meeting with their Congressional delegation, ASNC members attended a strategy meeting to finalize the 2016 Advocacy Agenda, discuss ASNC feedback to CMS and a path forward on episode groupers, and to finalize talking points for the following days' hill meetings.  See final talking points and Facebook photo album.

Advocacy Planning 2016