House Members Urge Action on Medicare Payment Cuts
On Oct. 14, a bipartisan group of 247 members of Congress wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urging action to prevent steep Medicare payment cuts scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2022. The letter expressed concerns these cuts could have serious financial consequences for physicians who are already under financial distress due to the sustained COVID-19 pandemic.
The AANS and the CNS issued a press release thanking Reps. Ami Bera, MD, (D-Calif.) and Larry Bucshon, MD, (R-Ind.) for leading this effort. The neurosurgery organizations continue to lead the Surgical Care Coalition (SCC) and its campaign to prevent these cuts. Incorporating messages from surgeons across the country into its campaign, the SCC recently featured a message from CNS vice president Alexander A. Khalessi, MD, FAANS.