Cancer Doctors Ask Biden, Congress to Reject Medicare Cuts

July 20, 2021, 10:04 PM

The radiation oncology community is calling on President Joe Biden and Congress to stop proposed Medicare pay cuts and policy changes that they say could jeopardize access to care for cancer patients.

Anne Hubbard, director of health policy at the American Society for Radiation Oncology, said it’s the first time in her eight years at ASTRO that the organization has made such a direct appeal to the president. “This is getting critical,” Hubbard said.

“By proposing to cut high-value radiation treatments by as much as 22% and proceeding with more than $160 million in reductions under the Radiation Oncology” payment ...

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