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    AAMC, Provider Groups Urge Action on Medicare Cuts

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    The AAMC joined over 100 other provider groups in a Dec. 5 letter urging congressional leadership to eliminate pending Medicare physician payment cuts. 

    The letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) implored the leaders to prevent the entire 4.5% Medicare Physician Fee Schedule cut set to take place on Jan. 1, 2023. “This desperately needed relief will help provide financial stability for practices until permanent payment reforms are established,” the letter stated.  

    The groups reminded leadership that clinicians “contend with a wide range of shifting economic factors — such as staff salaries, building rent, and purchase of essential technology — when determining their ability to provide care to Medicare beneficiaries.” The letter also emphasized the importance of eliminating the cut in its totality, rather than partially. “Anything less will result in an across-the-board cut that will further exacerbate the significant financial hardship clinicians are already facing and undermine Medicare’s ability to deliver on its promises to seniors and future generations,” the letter concluded.