This week the House of Representatives is likely to consider legislation that will address some of the 9.75% cut to Medicare provider reimbursement that is scheduled to take effect in January 2022. The Senate could consider the legislation as early as Tuesday of next week. We urge you to reach out to your congressional delegation and ask them to support legislation that will eliminate or delay the scheduled Medicare cuts.
You can identify your member of the House and find their contact information by visiting www.house.gov
and typing your zip code in the upper right corner. You can identify your two senators and find their contact information by visiting www.senate.gov
and searching senators by state. Since the vote is imminent, we recommend making these three phone calls and leaving your message with the person who answers the phone.
1) There are 3 cuts to Medicare physician reimbursement that are scheduled to take effect in 2022:
- 4% pay-go sequestration is scheduled to take effect in January 2022 unless Congress waives the requirement to pay for the COVID relief package that was passed earlier in 2021.
- 3.75% one-year increase in Medicare reimbursement which addressed the deep cut to the Medicare conversion factor will expire at the end of 2021 unless it is extended.
- The suspension of the 2% mandatory Medicare sequestration will expire at the end of 2021 unless it is extended.