September 19, 2022
New ASA-Endorsed Legislation to Address Impending Medicare Payment Cuts
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced its endorsement of newly introduced bipartisan legislation to mitigate Medicare payment cuts scheduled for January 1, 2023. The bill, H.R. 8800, Supporting Medicare Providers Act, was recently introduced by Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA-7) and Representative Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-8) and seeks to prevent at least a 4.42 percent Medicare payment cut for anesthesiologists and other health care professionals. While the bill addresses 4.42% of the nearly 10% in payment cuts scheduled to go into effect January 1, ASA applauds Representatives Bera and Bucshon for their leadership on this important issue. The bill would provide an important first step in adding stability and predictability for physician practices and in beginning to fix a broken Medicare physician payment system.
ASA members are encouraged to contact their federal lawmakers to ask for support for relief from the scheduled 2023 payment cuts.
Read the full bill text.
Review the list of cosponsors.
Urge your lawmaker to cosponsor H.R. 8800.