December 14, 2022
ASA Joins with Critical Care Medicine Organizations to Urge House Leadership to Stop All Medicare Payment Cuts
ASA has joined the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA), and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) in a formal communication
to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives urging immediate action to stop pending Medicare physician payment cuts to critical care services and the services of other physicians. The letter notes that critical care physicians have been on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and that economic support for their services is essential to ensuring appropriate patient access to important intensive care services. The organizations called on Congress to block all pending payment cuts. Without congressional action, the cuts will be effective January 1, 2023.
ASA members are encouraged to contact their lawmakers to oppose these cuts.