Washington E-Newsletter

Senators Urge Action to Mitigate Medicare Payment Cuts

On Nov. 2, 46 senators sent a bipartisan letter to Senate leaders urging them to take action to address Medicare payment cuts set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023. The senators stressed that “Congress must address these vital payment challenges before the end of 2022 to ensure seniors continue to have access to care through a wide network of providers.” The letter also noted that the failure “to act on longer-term reforms will undermine Medicare’s ability to deliver on its promises to future seniors and generations.”

The AANS and the CNS continue to advocate for Congress to take action to prevent an 8.5% Medicare cut to physician payments, joining the Surgical Care Coalition (SCC) in supporting this senate effort.

Click here to read the letter and here for the SCC press release.