ASBMR Visits Capitol Hill to Advocate for Sustained Funding for Research and Improved DXA Reimbursement
Date: March 01, 2018
Last Thursday, February 22nd, ASBMR leadership visited Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to advocate for NIH funding as well as stable and predictable funding for research. Twenty-nine ASBMR leaders spent the afternoon visiting a total of 27 congressional offices from 12 states and 8 congressional districts. Their message was clear: Support a $2 billion increase in FY18 for important research at the National Institutes of Health and predictable funding for scientific research in fiscal year 2019 and beyond. Capitol Hill Day participants also asked their representatives to support H.R. 1898, a bill that would amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under part B of the Medicare program by establishing a minimum reimbursement for office-based DXA tests.