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OSRT Annual Meeting Last Day To Register
The Oregon Society of Radiologic Technologist board of directors would like to thank you for being a member of the OSRT.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, the board voted to extend current memberships at NO CHARGE for an additional year. We will extend your membership for you, all we ask is that you please log in and review/update your contact information.
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!
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.
Starting 01/01/2021 the fee for a license to practice medical imaging will increase from $5 a month to $9 a month.
This licensing fee increase will be the first one in 10 years and it is necessary to stabilize the OBMI’s revenue stream after years of depleted annual financial reserves.
Become a member of OSRT to receive updates about OBMI happenings, or request important updates direclty from OBMI via their website.
|Revenue Fee Income||$1,240,126||$1,501,741||$1,501,741||$1,501,741|
|Expenditures (Personal Services and Supplies)||$1,315,944||$1,429,122||$1,532,197||$1,642,276|
OSRT President Jennifer Clayton, R.T. (R)(CT), was honored by the ASRT in June having the 2020 Award for Advocacy bestowed upon her. Jen has vigorously monitored legislative issues in the state since joining the OSRT and it has had a definite impact. Way to go, Jen!
Oregon Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT) has a long-standing history of providing scholarships and professional development opportunities to Radiologic Science students in Oregon. These are the individuals who will be future frontline medical workers, qualified and trained to provide high quality diagnostic images to help care for patients in any given situation.
Due to COVID-19, multiple meetings and traditional fundraising opportunities for the OSRT have been cancelled. Our Student Action Committee created this GoFundMe as a virtual fundraising campaign for our hard-working students. Funds will be used to support scholarships and professional development opportunities. Your donation will be awarded to an Oregon Radiologic Science student, including those at Portland Community College, Linn-Benton Community College, Oregon Institute of Technology, and Pioneer Pacific College. Feel free to share the link with anyone who would like to support students in our state. Please give generously!
Congratulations to Sydney Kasner, R.T. (R)(M), for being selected by the ASRT as the 2019 Student Leadership Development Program Alumni of the year! Sydney is a recent LBCC graduate as well as the chair person for the OSRT’s Student Action Committee (SAC).
She will be recognized by the ASRT at the 2020 Virtual Special Meeting of the House of Delegates on June 27th, 2020, at 11 AM EST. WAY TO GO, SYDNEY!!