October 13, 2021

Bipartisan Majority of House Members Support Stability in Physician Payments

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®), in collaboration with an ACR-led broad coalition of physician and non-physician provider organizations, has successfully urged more than half of the members of Congress to sign on to a bipartisan letter to congressional leadership calling for legislative action to protect patient access to care by averting provider payment cuts associated with the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule.

ACR members have been reaching out to their lawmakers since early September, and fortunately, lawmakers are listening. The ACR appreciates the continued leadership of the letter’s sponsors, U.S. Reps. Ami Bera, MD, and Larry Bucshon, MD, and looks forward to leveraging this strong partnership to ensure congressional leaders extend the 3.75% positive Medicare physician payment adjustment that is scheduled to expire Dec. 31. The final letter should be available in the coming days.

For more information, contact Megan Marcinko, Director of ACR Government Relations.