SIS is deeply concerned with looming cuts in the Medicare physician payment system. Several Medicare spending cuts will result in a combined 9.75% payment cut for physician practices on January 1. This will directly impact Medicare patients’ ability to access care at a time when physician practices are still recovering from the personal and financial impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
SIS has shared our concerns directly with CMS advocating for your reimbursement. Currently, Reps. Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN) are circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter urging House leaders to take action to prevent these cuts. SIS has expressed our support for the letter to Congress, which requests that the House leadership address the pending payment cuts via legislation before the end of 2021.
We now urge YOU to take action. Please take 2 minutes to contact your Representatives and encourage them to sign on to the letter and pass legislation to fix the flawed Medicare physician payment system.
David J. Kennedy, MD