Urgent Action Required
CMS released the CY2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. As predicted, the finalized rule includes devastating cuts to Medicare physician payment, including up to 9% for some surgical specialties. At this point, enacting legislation is the only way to prevent these cuts. We need Congress to act now, and for that to happen, we need your help.
H.R. 8702, the Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020, legislation introduced by Reps. Ami Bera, MD (D-CA-07) and Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN-08) to stop the Medicare cuts and preserve patients’ access to surgical care, is gaining support but the number of cosponsors needs to triple to get congressional leadership’s attention.
Please stop right now and write or call, and urge your representatives to cosponsor this bill. Members of Congress are motivated to act when they hear from their constituents about an important priority – particularly one that impacts their district. Your voice does make a difference.
These Medicare cuts were reckless policy before COVID-19, but during this pandemic they are unconscionable. Help the ACS prevent your payment from being cut and protect access to care for your patients.