ASBMR Visits Capitol Hill to Advocate for Sustained Funding for Research/DXA Reimbursement Bill
Date: March 04, 2020
Last week, ASBMR volunteer leaders, including members of the Advocacy and Science Policy Committee and individuals with bone diseases, descended upon Washington, DC, USA to advocate on behalf of ASBMR members. They urged their elected representatives to support a $3 billion increase to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget for FY21 and to support bills H.R. 2693/S. 283 to increase the Medicare reimbursement rate for office-based dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). A total of 33 advocates visited 37 congressional offices representing 17 states and 11 congressional districts. Thank you to all who participated in this year’s ASBMR Hill Day!