Doctors in Congress Aim to Stop ‘Hunger Games’ for Specialists

Sept. 22, 2020, 3:31 PM

Surgeons, specialty care providers, and leading physician groups facing cuts in their Medicare payment rates next year are looking for congressional intervention.

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers, several of whom are physicians, are working to include such a provision in the next pandemic relief bill, although prospects for the aid package are slim before the election with Republicans and Democrats at odds over its scope.

Reps. Ami Bera (D-Calif.), Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), and Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) are leading the effort.

A funding bill to keep the government open past Sept. 30 is on the House floor Tuesday, but lawmakers ...

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