Scrap Proposed Medicare Pay Cuts, House Members Ask of HHS

Sept. 14, 2021, 10:49 PM

More than 70 bipartisan House members have joined a slew of medical organizations in calling for the Biden administration to nix portions of a proposed rule that would cut Medicare payment rates for some specialists by up to 20% next year.

The lawmakers say the cuts in the proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule would undermine Health and Human Services Department efforts to improve health equity by cutting reimbursements for specialists who treat cancer, kidney failure, artery disease, and other diseases that disproportionately affect Black and Latino beneficiaries.

In a letter sent on Monday to Meena Seshamani, deputy administrator and ...

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