Statement Attributable to: James Brink, MD, FACRChair, American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors

Newswise — “The American College of Radiology (ACR) applauds the selection of Representative Tom Price (R-GA), MD, as President-Elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

ACR is pleased that an experienced, board-certified physician who also served as a state legislator and prominent member of the U.S. House of Representatives will be guiding this important government agency that has direct jurisdiction over federal health care policy. The U.S. Senate should expeditiously move to consider and confirm Dr. Price for this cabinet position.

ACR would also like to congratulate Seema Verma on her nomination to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). On behalf of the more than 36,000 members of the ACR, we are excited to work with both Dr. Price and Ms. Verma on future health care issues, especially those with a direct impact on radiologists.”

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