Bloomberg Law
April 15, 2020, 11:53 PM

Physicians Want Congress to Relax Medicare Loan Repayment Rules

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

Dozens of physician groups and state medical societies want Congress to give doctors more time to repay loans they receive from the Medicare agency in response to the Covid-19 emergency.

Revenue will take a significant hit if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires 100% of physicians’ future program billings to go toward repaying the money, they said in an April 15 letter to House and Senate leaders. The American Medical Association led the effort and is the top signatory on the correspondence.

The CMS has provided more than $34 billion to health-care providers through its Accelerated and Advance ...