Doctors Build Bipartisan Support for Blocking Medicare Pay Cuts

Dec. 9, 2020, 9:32 PM

Nearly 330 lawmakers are moving to stop new Medicare physician payment cuts from taking effect on New Year’s Day, with bipartisan support building to include such a provision in the year-end spending package.

House and Senate members from both parties have either co-sponsored legislation or written to their leadership or the Department of Health and Human Services, seeking to stop the Medicare payment cuts in the 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule, according to the Surgical Care Coalition.

The planned rate reductions are due to budget neutrality provisions in the Medicare Act that require program payment hikes be offset by ...

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