AAPM&R thanks Reps. Bera (D-CA) and Buchson (R-MD) for spearheading this recent letter to House leaders, Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) and Leader McCarthy (R-CA), urging immediate action to avert the impending 10.6% cut to the Medicare conversion factor scheduled for implementation on January 1, 2021.
These outstanding congressional leaders and the over 220 letter cosigners recognize the importance of securing a legislative solution to support the necessary and beneficial changes to office and outpatient evaluation and management codes while avoiding the devastating corresponding conversion factor cut.
Their call to advance legislation to address this critical issue in any upcoming legislative package aims to help providers already financially reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic to remain open and preserve access to care for tens of millions of Americans.
AAPM&R would also like to thank the American College of Radiology (ACR) for leading specialty organizations in supporting the House letter and encouraging Representatives signatures. In addition to the efforts led by ACR, AAPM&R encouraged House members to sign the letter and secured several key signatures before the letter was closed.
To read more about the House letter, click here.