Special 2021 OSRT Membership Rates

Current Members – FREE

New Members – $25

The Oregon Society of Radiologic Technologist board of directors would like to thank ALL technologists for the essential services you continue to provide.

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the board voted to extend current memberships at NO CHARGE for one year.  We will extend your membership for you, all we ask is that you please log in and review/update your contact information here.  

Also, please tell ALL of your colleagues and imaging friends, we are offering new memberships for ONLY $25 in 2021!!

We appreciate each and every one of you!

OSRT Board

Cultural Competency Continuing Education Requirement

All medical imaging licensees and permit holders upon each renewal, must
complete a minimum of one hour of continuing education that meets the criteria for cultural competency education.

All renewals applied for on or after December 1st, 2021 will need to include 1- hour of Cultural Competency CE

This requirement must be completed and verification submitted to OBMI with all renewal applications. The cultural competency continuing education requirement is part of any other continuing education requirements imposed by the OBMI Board.
(1) The OBMI Board shall accept courses approved by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) under ORS 413.450.
(2) The OBMI Board may accept other courses to the extent that the course addresses attitudes and skills that enhance a licensee’s or permit holder’s ability to communicate and interact effectively with individuals across various cultures, groups and communities.

Student Leadership Development Program

**APPLICATION DATE EXTENDED TO 9/17/21**


The ASRT Student Leadership Development Program (SLDP) offers student members the chance to become familiar with the ASRT and OSRT, attend educational sessions, and network with medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals for free.

Selected participants will attend the 2022 ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting in Orlando, Florida on June 23-26, 2022, as well as an orientation, the evening of June 22rd.

Participants Receive
● Airfare, housing, a stipend for meals and other travel expenses.
● An educational program designed just for students.
● A professional mentor assigned for the meeting.
● An insider’s look into the largest association for medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals.
● An opportunity to work closely with OSRT board members in the future.

Eligibility
● Must be a student member of the ASRT and OSRT at the time of submission.

How to Apply:
Submit all required materials directly to the OSRT by September 17, 2021.
→ Email: osrtoffice@oregonsrt.org
→ Postal: OSRT P.O. Box 23511 Portland, OR 97281
Submit a 500-750 word essay response to the following prompts:
1) Describe previous experiences where you have demonstrated leadership capabilities.
2) How would you grow professionally from your participation in the Student Leadership Development program?

Submit a recommendation letter from your program director, which includes a statement that you have their approval to attend the 2022 ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting, June 23rd-26th 2022, in Orlando, Florida.

Two student members will be selected to participate, as well as two alternate students being named. Those selected will be required to complete an online application for the ASRT by September 30 which can be done in advance through this link. Selected participants will be notified by OSRT no later than September 27, with a follow up confirmation from ASRT on October 25. The program will begin in November 2021.

If chosen as one of the OSRT student representatives to the ASRT Student Leadership Development Program the recipient will be asked to do one of the following:

  • Write a brief article for the OSRT website/newsletter about their experience as a participant in the Student Leadership Development Program.
  • Attend the OSRT Annual Conference in Bend, OR on April 8-9, 2022, and volunteer for 4 hours at the annual conference
  • Attend two board meetings one OSRT Board meeting and one Student Action Committee meeting prior to attending the ASRT Student Leadership Development Program.

MARCA Legislation News

MARCA will ensure that regardless of the setting in which the radiology service is performed; hospital, critical access hospital, ambulatory surgical center or any other facility setting, that services provided by a radiologist assistant supervised by a radiologist as part of a radiologist-led patient care team receive complete Medicare reimbursement.

The enactment of MARCA means greater timeliness, accuracy and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries. RAs allow radiologists to devote more focused, uninterrupted time reviewing and interpreting complex medical images and providing timely diagnoses that will result in efficient, appropriate medical treatment. Patients need, and deserve, this level of care, and Medicare beneficiaries are certainly entitled to this level of care as well.

Ask federal lawmakers asking to support and cosponsor Medicare recognition of the radiologist assistant.

Update re: House Resolution 8702

As part of the omnibus bill passed on Dec. 28, 2020, Congress substantially reduced planned Medicare payments cuts to radiology services from a proposed 10 percent reduction to 3.75 percent. The reductions will be enacted in the summer of 2021.

The move came as a result of the efforts of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, American Medical Association, American College of Radiology and other medical imaging groups that pushed for the passage of House Resolution 8702, a measure that addressed substantial Medicare reimbursement cuts planned for 2021. The original cuts would have resulted in significant decreases in payment levels for radiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology and radiation therapy procedures. 

As part of the omnibus bill, Congress will look at adjusting the Medicare reimbursement reductions for radiology services more in the future.