Arkansas Online

By Frank Lockwood

Medicare would allow for the designation of radiologist assistants as "non-physician providers" under bipartisan legislation filed Tuesday, making it easier for doctors to use the services of these highly trained health professionals.

The Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act of 2016 is sponsored by Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.

Supporters say the legislation would increase efficiency and lower the cost for patients and their insurers.

At a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday morning, Boozman and a group of Arkansas radiologists said the legislation is needed.

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