ASBMR Visits Capitol Hill to Advocate for Sustained Funding for Research and DXA Reimbursement Bill
Date: January 31, 2019
On January 30, ASBMR leadership, committee chairs and members of the Advocacy and Science Policy Committee descended upon Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to advocate for NIH funding as well as stable and predictable funding for research. Twenty-five ASBMR members spent the afternoon visiting a total of 28 congressional offices from 10 states and 11 congressional districts. Their message was clear: Support a $2.5 billion increase in FY20 for important research at the National Institutes of Health and predictable funding for scientific research in fiscal year 2020 and beyond. Capitol Hill Day participants also asked their representatives to support legislation 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.