Legislative News

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    X-ray Advisory Committee Agenda online

    Minnesota Department of Health sent this bulletin at 01/24/2017 09:26 AM CST

     

    The first meeting of the Advisory Committee for the X-ray Rules Revision of Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4732 will be held January 31, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

     

    This is a public meeting with limited seating. If you are interested in attending and observing the Advisory Committee Meeting, please contact Kelly Medellin at kelly.medellin@state.mn.us or 651-201-4568.

    X-ray Rules Revision Advisory Committee Meeting

    January 31, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm

    Minnesota Department of Health

    Orville Freeman Building, Room B149

    625 Robert Street North

    St. Paul, MN 55164


  • Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Minnesota Chapter 4732 X-ray Rule process is moving forward.  


    There is a modification summary posted on the Minnesota Department of Health website that outlines the changes that will be pursued at this time.  Take a moment to review this summary and contact the MDH with any suggestions or comments you may have x-rayrules@state.mn.us


    Next up in the process will be a review of this summary by a rule writing committee and the beginning of the rule drafting process.  


    Updates on this rule writing process will be made available on the MDH website, including meeting minutes from the rules drafting committee.


    As these rules directly affect our profession, the MSRT will be keeping a watch on this process and keeping membership informed.


  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are all the items from 2016 MSRT Fall Conference Legislative Committee display.  Contact us for more information or to learn how you can help with any of our new initiatives.


    How Bill becomes law flow chart.pdf

    MN rulemakingprogresschart.pdf

    State Law Process.pdf

    Licensure White Paper .pdf

    Membership Growth Proposal .pdf

    MGP Handout .pdf

  • Wednesday, September 07, 2016 9:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Minnesota Department of Health began the process of rewriting the Chapter 4732 x-ray rules.  This is a process that could take up to two years.  These rules are the majority of x-ray regulations that directly pertain to our profession.    Below is a link to the MDH website, which explains more about the process and offers ways to submit proposals for changes to the rules.


    http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/radiation/xray/rules/xrayrulerev.html


  • Wednesday, September 07, 2016 9:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The recent decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to slash Medicare film-based x-ray payments by 20 percent will have unintended consequences on patient care. CMS omitted language in its proposed payment-reduction rule that would require registered radiologic technologists to perform all radiography procedures billed within the Medicare system. By leaving out a measure requiring registered radiologic technologists to perform procedures, CMS is conceding that uneducated, unqualified and unprepared personnel could perform radiologic technology duties.

    Submit your comments to ask CMS to include language in the proposal that would require that only registered radiologic technologists perform radiography procedures billed within the Medicare system. There are two proposed rules:  the physician fee schedule and hospital outpatient prospective payment system. Please submit comments for both proposals.

    Access the ASRT advocacy action center for comments you can customize and submit to CMS.

    The public comment period is open until Sept. 6, 2016.

    Thank you for taking the time to support your profession. By submitting comments to CMS, you’re taking an important step in making sure the federal government knows that only registered radiologic technologists who have the education, skills and experience necessary to ensure safe and accurate exams should perform medical imaging procedures.


    Sincerely,

    Michael Latimer, M.S.R.S, R.T.(R)
    ASRT President


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