October 03, 2022
ASA Joins Coalition in Support of Legislation to Avert Medicare Payment Cuts
12/05/2022 update: ASA joined a coalition representing over one million physician and non-physician clinicians to strongly urge Congressional action to mitigate Medicare payment cuts scheduled for January 1, 2023. The letter seeks to provide some relief for practices until permanent payment reforms are established.
Last week, ASA joined with over 100 medical organizations representing more than one million physician and non‐physician health care clinicians in support of H.R. 8800, the Supporting Medicare Providers Act and urging immediate action to avert the upcoming Medicare payment cuts, which are scheduled to take effect January 1, 2023. The letter commends Congressman Ami Bera, MD (D-CA-07) and Congressman Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN-08) for introducing the legislation and also calls on lawmakers to continue discussions on long-term reforms that will allow Medicare payments to account for inflation and fairly pay health care providers.
All ASA members are encouraged to contact their lawmaker and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 8800 to support the financial stability of medical practices across the country and safeguard patient access to high-quality care.