Urge Congress to Cancel Cuts that Threaten Seniors' Access to Care
Absent Congressional intervention by December 31, otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons are facing a significant Medicare reimbursement reduction next year. This reduction is the result of multiple factors, including across the board sequestration cuts and budget neutrality requirements for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. These scheduled cuts to Medicare reimbursement threaten patient access to care.
Members of Congress can stop these cuts, but they need to hear from you today. Please contact Congress and ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor H.R. 6020, legislation to extend the expiring 3.75% Medicare payment adjustment through 2022. This bill was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by two leading physician advocates in Congress, Rep. Ami Bera, MD (D-CA), and Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN).
A broad group of bipartisan cosponsors for this legislation will demonstrate to Congressional leadership the urgent need to reverse these payment cuts before the end of 2021. Please contact Congress and urge your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 6020!