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Take Action: Support the Prevention of Medicare Physician Payment Cuts!


There is much work to be done to avert looming cuts in the Medicare physician payment system.


In what amounts to a “perfect storm” of payment reductions going into effect in 2022, several Medicare spending cuts will result in a combined 9.75% payment cut for physician practices on Jan. 1. This would directly impact Medicare patients’ ability to access care moving forward. And all of this comes at a time when physician practices are still recovering from the personal and financial impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Thankfully, Reps. Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN) have stepped up to help prevent these cuts.  They are circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter urging House leaders to extend the 3.75% increase to the Medicare conversion factor that Congress included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 to provide continued stability to the physician and provider community as it works toward broader Medicare payment reform.


How You Can Help:

Contact your Representatives personally. You can do this by sending an email via this AMA Physician Grassroots Network alert.

A strong collection of bipartisan cosigners will help demonstrate to House leadership that this confluence of payment cuts needs to be addressed via legislation before the end of 2021. OSMA has signed on.  


Thank you for helping with this important advocacy effort.



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