October 6, 2020
2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule - History and Data
Understanding the application and implications of the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: We will discuss the proposed cuts to radiology, revaluation of the Evaluation and Management codes, and the proposed physician extender policy. This session will address the MPFS proposed rule and how these policies will affect radiology practices.
A Word with Bob Live, featuring Ted Burnes of ACR RADPAC, and Shea McCarthy of Thorn Run Partners
Join RBMA Executive Director Bob Still in a lively conversation with two powerhouse lobbyists as they share their perspective on the 2020 election and how it could shape the future of health policy for many years.
1:30 -2:30 p.m.
Meeting your Member of Congress on home turf.
On October 7th RBMA members throughout America will be asked to meet with their members of Congress within their home district. This session will focus on the specific advocacy messages that RBMA members can leverage regarding the proposed $719 million in cuts to radiology and what Congress can do to mitigate these changes. During this session, you will also hear how to advocate and lobby during the pandemic.
Emerging Issues in State Policy
The COVID-19 pandemic has added new challenges and complexities to the already volatile landscape of state legislative policy. With gridlock at the federal level on large scale policy reforms, state legislatures have emerged the frontline for innovative and often controversial health care policies. In this session, you’ll learn about emerging issues, modernizing statutory and regulatory requirements to keep up with new medical guidance and technology, current policy battles such as prior authorization reform and scope of practice expansion, shifting state budget landscapes, the current state of proposals to address “surprise” medical billing, and potential opportunities to enact a variety of policies that are beneficial to your practice. Additionally, you’ll hear about tips and strategies on how to effectively engage elected officials regarding the challenges facing your business to build valuable relationships and create lasting, impactful engagement with policymakers throughout state government.
3:30 – 4 p.m.
Invited Member of Congress – TBD
4 – 5 p.m.
Virtual Happy Hour
Morning Coffee Brief
As you prepare to meet your local constituents, join us with your cup of coffee, and share who you are seeing today!
Share your virtual Hill Day experience
Getting your feedback on a post evaluation is great, but hearing you share your experience from this Hill Day experience, priceless! RBMA members will gather in a relaxed Zoom atmosphere and share stories of their visits with members of Congress. What messages were delivered and how it worked? How well did we gain support for RBMA’s position? Is there a follow-up needed? Join us as we celebrate radiology advocacy in action.