Contact your congressional representatives TODAY and ask them to prevent these harmful cuts!
As Congress continues to negotiate an end-of-year legislative package, it is essential for lawmakers to hear from medical group practices and physicians on two issues that could impact the financial viability of your organization/practice:
Prevent Medicare Cuts: Due to budget neutrality requirements, the finalized payment increases to office/outpatient E/M services and other payment policies will result in a 10.2% reduction to the 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule conversion factor. While we are supportive of streamlined documentation policies and payment increases to office visits, we strongly oppose the resulting payment cuts to many specialties.
Urge Congress to pass legislation that would prevent Medicare reimbursement cuts before they begin.
Suspend Medicare Sequestration: The CARES Act, signed into law in March, offered much-needed relief to medical groups by placing a temporary moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequestration cut. Unfortunately, the Medicare sequestration cuts are scheduled to return Jan. 1, 2021.
Urge Congress to pass legislation before the end of the year to delay reinstatement of the sequestration cuts until the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
This is just the first of many calls to action we anticipate before the New Year. Please take action and share as we continue to fight for fair compensation!