CMS Final Rule Improves Medicare Patient Care by Enabling Radiologist Assistants to Perform Diagnostic Tests under Less Burdensome Supervision Levels
(Nov. 6, 2018)—On Nov. 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a regulation as part of its 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule which allows Radiologist Assistants (R.R.A.s, RPAs) to perform diagnostic tests for Medicare patients under a direct level of physician supervision to the extent permitted by state law and state scope of practice regulation.
On Jan. 1, 2019, ARRT will begin using a new cut score for the Radiation Therapy examination. Although we’ll continue to report the exam’s cut score as a scaled score of 75, the new cut score will require passing candidates to answer a few more questions correctly than they had to in the past.
ARRT is considering a new recognition in Proton Beam Radiation Therapy (PBRT). We invite you to review these documents, then provide feedback through an online survey.
We've recently created a fourth governing document: ARRT Continuing Qualifications Requirements. In accordance with our practice of soliciting input on our governing documents, we're giving you the chance to comment on this new one.
Provide your thoughts on the proposed changes to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Examination Content Specifications, Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements, and Clinical Experience Requirements by September 14, 2018
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is pleased to announce the second group of honorees in our I Am the Gold Standard program.
Trustee Paul A. Larson, M.D., FACR, recently received the 2018 Flaherty Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Radiological Society (WRS). Photo—Paul A. Larson, M.D., FACR (right), receives congratulations from Timothy Flaherty, M.D., FACR, for whom the Flaherty award is named.
ARRT recently proposed changes to our Governing Documents. Review the changes and let us know your feedback.
ARRT welcomes two new board members as two others complete their terms. Learn more.
We've updated task inventories, content specifications, and clinical requirements for our Sonography and Vascular Sonography disciplines.