The RBMA 2020 Legislative Education and Regulatory News seminar – LEARN – will be held virtually this year and will include an education day, and a day to meet with your member of congress. 

October 6th will be an educational day with virtual seminars focused on the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, our lobbying efforts, and preparing you with talking points and information for your meetings with your member of congress on October 7th.  

We want to educate Congress on the impact these cuts will have on our patients and our industry.  We will be asking them to support legislation that will mitigate these cuts and we will give you the tools you need to have this conversation.  Beyond that, we are also planning to flood social media with a massive grassroots campaign.

Oct. 6-7, 2020


October 6, 2020

11 a.m.-noon
2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule - History and Data
Linda Wilgus, President, RBMA Board of Director and Matthew DesRosiers, Chair, Federal Affairs/ CEO Winchester Radiologists, P.C. 

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.

12:15-1-15 p.m.
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.

1:45-2:45 p.m. 
Emerging Issues in State Policy
Christopher “Kit” Crancer, VP of Public Policy and Executive Director of the CDI Quality Insitute Center for Diagnostic Imaging 

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.

3:15-4:30 p.m. 
Meeting Your Member of Congress on Your 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.

4:30-5 p.m. 
Time for Q&A

Still have lingering questions, use this time to ask them. A lot of information was shared today and you may still have lingering questions or concerns. All of today’s presenters are in the trenches every day and want to help you get ready for tomorrow’s opportunity. Please ask any lingering questions you may have or seek help alleviating any fears as you prepare to talk with the local constituents or staff in your district.

5:15-6 p.m.
A Virtual Visit with Senator Todd Young

October 7

10:00-10:30 a.m.
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!

2:00-3:00 pm
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.

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