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NH Technologist Licensure Bill Signed into Law

By AHRA Staff

AHRA member Marcy Rushford, CRA, FACHE of Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH recently attended the SB330 bill signing ceremony in Concord, NH. This legislation creates licensure standards for radiographers, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, magnetic resonance technologists, radiologist assistants, limited x-ray machine operators and sonographers. It also mandates the creation of a board to administer the license regulations.1 Marcy has shared the following press release written by Brandy Cusson, RT(R), ARRT, President of the New Hampshire Society of Radiologic Technologists (NHSRT) (Read more)

Medicare Appeals Update: Is a Resolution Near?

adrienneJessica Gustafson HeadshotBy Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. of The Health Law Partners, P.C.

Over recent years, providers and suppliers with claim denials awaiting adjudication of their pending appeals have experienced increasing and unprecedented delays.1 The delays are the most significant at the third and fourth stages of the five-stage Medicare appeals process (ie, at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) stage and Medicare Appeals Council (Council) stages of appeal). For example, despite a statutory requirement that an ALJ decision be issued within 90 days from receipt of a request for ALJ hearing, presently, the average processing time for an appeal pending at this stage is 545.4 days.(Read more)

RACC Nominations Now Open


Are you a CRA who might be interested in joining the RACC, the governing body of the CRA credential? Or do you know a CRA who would be terrific in that position? Now’s the time to submit a nomination!

The RACC has staggered terms, and each year we hold elections to fill the 2 vacancies left by commissioners whose terms are up that year. In 2016, we also have a partial term to fill. (Read more)

“Do you believe in miracles? Yes!”

Jason NewmarkBy Jason M. Newmark, BA, MHA, CRA, FAHRA

I don’t how the rest of you feel, but to me, the last two weeks and the coming weeks have been, continue to be, and will be simply AWESOME, starting with our Annual Meeting in Nashville and then right into the summer Olympics! What can be better than this?! And, admit it, just reading the title of my article (Al Michael’s famous call from the 1980 USA men’s hockey team win over the Soviet Union) had to get your juices flowing and make you want to read more!

Last week, over 1,000 AHRA members attended our Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville, TN (and over 200 of those attendees were 1st timers). This was one of the most highly attended annual meetings in the past decade, and positive feedback from attendees just keeps coming in! (Read more)

2016 Award and Scholarship Winners

By AHRA Staff

At last week’s Annual Meeting, we honored award recipients, new Fellows, and scholarship recipients with a special reception on Tuesday evening. The full list of 2016 award recipients is as follows: (Read more)

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