Position Statement

Neurosurgery Joins in Testimony to Senate on Medicare Payment Reform

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  • Reimbursement and Practice Management

Alliance of Specialty Medicine Statement for the Record Senate Finance Committee Hearing
“Bolstering Chronic Care through Medicare Physician Payment”

The Alliance of Specialty Medicine (“Alliance”), a coalition of 16 medical specialty organizations representing more than 100,000 specialty physicians, is deeply committed to improving access to specialty medical care through the advancement of sound health policy. We thank the Committee for convening a hearing to examine how changes to Medicare physician payment can bolster chronic care. Today, we outline suggested actions that Congress should take to stabilize the Medicare physician payment system while ensuring successful value-based care incentives are available for specialty physicians. We continue to have serious concerns about structural challenges and instability in Medicare payments to physicians and request your assistance to begin the process of stabilizing and improving Medicare physician reimbursement and performance programs through legislative reforms.

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