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You can take action today to support advocacy efforts by contacting Congress! Click here to look up your Senator and Representatives and send them an email in support of the CARE Bill.
The mission right now is to gain as many Senate cosponsors as possible, so please contact your Senators asking him/her to cosponsor S. 3338. Our message to Congress is that the CARE Bill will result in higher quality and safety in the use of medical imaging for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. It will ensure that imaging personnel meet or exceed consistent education and certification standards. In meeting these goals the CARE Bill will save millions of dollars by eliminating or reducing the number of exams that need to be repeated because of technical errors. It will also make therapeutic procedures more accurate and effective leading to faster cures. Click here for a summary of the June 26, 2012 hearing with the Senate.
CCI is involved in advocacy in many ways to help support the cardiovascular profession and CCI registrants. CCI Board of Advisors member Gail Size, RPhS, RVS, RVT, FSVU and CCI Treasurer Ken Horton, RCIS, RCS, RDCS, FASE are CCI’s advocacy representatives. Their role is to review legislation at the state and national levels, ensure credentialing is the minimum standards for invasive and non-invasive medical imaging and to ensure CCI is identified as a credentialing body.
CCI is a recognized member of the following three organizations:
The Alliance of Quality Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (AQMIRT) – In 1997 the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) began an aggressive campaign to protect patients against radiation overexposure and decrease the costs of health care. They have since led the introduction of the bill known as the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy; otherwise known as the CARE Bill.
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section
American Association of Medical Assistants
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
American Society of Echocardiography
Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiological Sciences
Association of Vascular and Interventional Radiographers
Cardiovascular Credentialing International
Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology
Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board
Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board
Section for Magnetic Resonance Technology
Society for Vascular Ultrasound
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators
Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals
AHRA – the Association for Medical Imaging Management
American College of Radiology
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
American Society for Radiation Oncology
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
The Sonographer Licensure Coalition (SLC), is a group of sonographers based associations, led by the SDMS that monitors licensure activities at the state level.
The Coalition for Quality in Ultrasound (CQU) is a group of Sonographer- based organizations led by the SDMS that monitors the development of reimbursement criteria and continues to address the current limited LMRP and LCD requirements for mandatory Sonographer certifications and/or lab accreditation as a condition of payment.