• Advocacy News

     
     
     
    Type Size
     

    SCAI Seeks Relief for Members and Patients in Pandemic Legislation

    March 25, 2020

    SCAI joined with many medical groups to urge Congress to pass legislation that supports and sustains physicians and their practices during this unprecedented national emergency through tax relief, no-interest loans, direct payments, payment for virtual visits including phone calls, and other measures. We noted that to protect patients from exposure to the virus and conserve resources for the epidemic, physicians are heeding the call to suspend most elective in-person visits and replace them with virtual visits to the extent possible as requested by the CDC, other public health authorities, and their own professional societies. See specific recommendations.