In January of 2021, finalized policies from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will result in significant cuts to physician payment for most surgical services delivered to Medicare patients, destabilize health system financing, and drastically diminish the opportunity for hospital and physician practices to recover financially from COVID-19. To learn more, click here. The hope now is for Congress to intervene and prevent these cuts from moving forward.
Surgeon advocacy is essential to this effort.
Click here to contact Congress today and urge lawmakers to prevent cuts to Medicare payment for surgical services!
Participating in advocacy activities can seem a bit confusing, especially if surgeons have never done so. Questions arise as to how to do it, what to say, and where further information may be obtained on numerous state legislative and regulatory issues of interest. To learn about the many facets of grassroots advocacy, and to utilize the plethora of web-based information on state-related issues, check out the following.