Urge your Representative to co-sponsor the “Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2022”
Emergency physicians could once again face drastic reductions to Medicare payments at the end of the year due to sequestration and Medicare’s “budget neutrality” requirements – a more than 10% cut that would jeopardize patient access to lifesaving emergency care.
The newly introduced bipartisan legislation would address one of the most significant portions of the broader Medicare cuts that will go into effect in January 2023. Introduced by Rep. Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) and Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN), the bill provides an additional 4.42% to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) conversion factor for 2023. The bill also encourages the Administration and Congress to commit to a broader look at long-term reform to bring much-needed stability and certainty to the Medicare physician payment system, safeguard access to high-quality care by advancing health equity and reducing disparities, and promote value-based care innovation.
We need a strong showing of legislators to co-sponsor this bill and make preventing the cuts a priority for Congress.
As Congress approaches the end of the year, legislators need to hear from you – as an emergency physician on the front lines – that these cuts will further destabilize the health care safety net and threaten patient access to care. Click here to quickly email your Representative today!