Bloomberg Law
Oct. 12, 2021, 9:00 PM

Physicians Press Lawmakers to Forestall Medicare Payment Cuts

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

Physician groups on Tuesday called for congressional action by year’s end to stop a series of potential Medicare payment cuts from taking effect in 2022.

Members of the American Medical Group Association told reporters that if proposed cuts of up to 9.75% are implemented, some physician groups would have to eliminate services or reject new Medicare patients. Others said they would be unable to hire new staff or make technology and infrastructure investments to improve care and treatment.

“These are challenging times, and we need the support of our congressional leaders,” said Luis Garcia, president of the Sanford Health Clinic, ...