Call for Action: Medicare Payment Reform — Deadline July 27

Congressional Champions Pen Letter to Leadership on Medicare Payment Reform—Encourage Your Representative to Join

Representatives Ami Bera, MD (D-CA), and Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN), are leading a sign-on letter in the US House of Representatives urging leadership to work together to address the broken Medicare payment system by ensuring its long-term stability and adequately incentivizing high-quality care.

MACRA was intended to solve the problem of the failed sustainable growth rate formula by eliminating annual mandated cuts not tied to the value of care provided, while simultaneously creating incentives for the delivery of higher-value care. Unfortunately, MACRA has fallen short of effectively achieving either of these goals, and as a result, many physicians remain locked into a budget-neutral fee-for-service system that results in frequent, steep cuts and still fails to incentivize quality or value. Specifically, the letter calls for urgently enacting MACRA reforms and establishing a stable payment mechanism.

Contact your US House Representative using ACS SurgeonsVoice and ask them to sign this critical letter before the Wednesday, July 27 deadline.

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