Congressman Derek Kilmer visits with Tacoma radiologists and learns their concerns
On Friday, July 7, 2017, Congressman Derek Kilmer, along with a staff member from his district office, toured the Carol Milgard Breast Center in Tacoma. Dr. Wei-Shin Wang provided a tour of the site and explained the advantages of new technologies such as tomosynthesis breast imaging. Representative Kilmer then spent time talking with radiologists from CMBC and other WSRS members from the Pierce County area. The meeting explored the many economic and policy challenges of delivering high quality healthcare.
WSRS coordinated the meeting at the request of Rep. Kilmer, who had wanted to meet with physicians who practice in the major healthcare systems in his district. WSRS Government Affairs Chair Dr. Phil Lund, along with his colleague Dr. Doug Seiler, were instrumental in helping set up the meeting. Thank you to the staff and radiologists at Carol Milgard Breast Center for their warm hospitality.
If your practice would like to invite a congressional representative or a state legislator for a visit, please let Debra Alderman in the WSRS office know.
Day of Advocacy in Washington DC, May 24, 2017
A large delegation of WSRS delegation, including radiologists from the Seattle area, Spokane and Vancouver, WA, visited the offices of members of Congress and Washington State’s senators on Wednesday, May 24 during the ACR Annual Meeting.
Attendees were fully prepared by the ACR Government Relations team for their meetings and they did an excellent job of expressing our top legislative priorities including:
The importance of coverage by Medicare for CT colonography
Requesting full funding for the NIH for 2018 and beyond
Advocating for preservation of patient access to early detection cancer screens
For more information on the topics WSRS leaders and their colleagues from around the country discussed with lawmakers, visit the links below, prepared by the ACR’s Government Relations team.