Call Today: Urge Your Lawmaker to Co-sign the Anesthesiology Medicare Payment Letter
(May 12, 2010)
Four key members of the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking
support from their colleagues for a letter to the Department of Health
and Human Services requesting a review of the accuracy of Medicare’s
payments for anesthesia services.
Representatives Gene Green (TX), Sue
Myrick (NC), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX) and Leonard Lance (NJ) have
authored a bipartisan letter asking Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to use the authority
granted her under Section 3134 of the Patient Protection and Affordable
Care Act (PPACA) -- a provision known as “Misvalued Codes Under the
Physician Fee Schedule - to review Medicare payments for anesthesia
services as possibly misvalued or undervalued. The authors are seeking
Talking points and call instructions are available online. Please call your U.S. Representative today!
Text of the "Green, Myrick, Johnson, Lance letter"
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS
Anesthesiologists: Physicians providing the Lifeline of Modern Medicine TM. Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association with more than 50,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.
For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists website at www.asahq.org.
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