Division Faculty Advocate for NIH Funding and DXA Bill on Capitol Hill

On January 30th, 2019, faculty of the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases and of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery joined other members and leaders of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., to advocate for the National Institutes of Health and predictable funding for scientific research in fiscal year 2020 and beyond. Capitol Hill Day participants also asked their representatives to support legislation that would amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under part B of the Medicare program by establishing a minimum reimbursement for office-based DXA tests.

From the left, Ms. Desiree Mowry, Counsel to Sen. Roy Blunt (MO) standing with Drs. Roberto Civitelli, Deborah Veis and Roberta Faccio.
From the left, Dr. Deborah Veis, Rep. Lacy Clay, Jr. (MO-1), and Drs. Roberta Faccio and Roberto Civitelli, standing in the U.S. Finance Committee hearing room.