Radiology Business: Radiology providers want 1% Medicare pay hike to cover COVID supplies, federal loans for imaging upgrades

Jul 20, 2020, 00:00 AM

Several groups representing both radiologists and imaging manufacturers are pressing U.S. lawmakers for a Medicare pay hike to help cover personal protective equipment and other supplies.

They’re also pushing congressional leaders to establish a loan program that would help cover imaging equipment upgrades, industry advocates said in a letter issued Monday. Providers have been hit hard by the pandemic and may need help in maintaining their arsenal of diagnostic tools, wrote the American College of Radiology, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, and others.

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