The Academy and Other Provider Groups Call Upon Congress to Block Expected 2021 Medicare Cuts
The 2021 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule was released earlier this week (August 3) and the Academy has prepared a summary for members to review.
In this proposed rule, CMS reiterated its plan to move forward with cuts to a wide variety of providers—both physician and non-physician—to counterbalance increases to primary care providers.
Many providers hoped that in light of the COVID-19 crisis and the corresponding hit to health-care practices that CMS would pull back on the expected cuts. In response, the Academy and other provider groups issued a plea to Congress to prevent further damage to the health-care system. In addition, the Academy is a member of a coalition that is exploring legislative options to ameliorate these cuts.