Congress Must Pass HR 8800 Before Jan. 1, 2023
Dec. 7, 2022 - The 2023 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule includes a significant reduction in the conversion factor that will result in approximately 4.5% in payment cuts for all Part B clinicians. Congress must take action before Jan. 1, 2023, to avert the entire 4.5% cut from going into effect.
This payment cut will put additional strain on primary care practices, reduce access to high quality primary care, stall progress toward value-based care, and hasten healthcare consolidation.
In the U.S. House, the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2022 (HR 8800) would stop these cuts. In the U.S. Senate, there is bipartisan interest in legislation, but legislators need to prioritize Medicare payment relief for physicians in end-of-year negotiations.
Please CLICK HERE to urge your U.S. Senators and Representative to stop the 4.5% reduction to Medicare physician payment from going into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. Family physicians cannot afford any pay cut, and your lawmakers need to hear from you!