Bill to Avert Impending Conversion Factor with Cuts of 4.4% in 2023 to be Introduced

September 14, 2022 

Great news! Representatives Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) and Ami Bera (D-Calif.), are introducing a bill that would prevent a 4.4 percent Medicare physician fee payment cut from taking effect on January 1, 2023, through the introduction of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and associated payment mechanism.

This is the bill we have been requesting from members of the Congress to introduce for some time for the last few months. ASIPP has supported this and ASIPP members have sent over 5,000 letters to Members of the Congress to date.

Representatives Bucshon and Bera are supported in this endeavor by six additional representatives, Kim Schrier M.D. (WA-08), Michael Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (OH-02), Bradley Schneider (IL-10), and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, M.D. (IA-02). Together they sent a Request for Information: Medicare Payment System Reform letter to members of Congress. See RFI Letter

We are very grateful to these members for introducing this bill. Please contact members of the Congress, both House and Senate, and ask for their support to this bill, by cosponsoring for representatives, or for senators, ask for the introduction of a Senate bill.

More information will be provided to assist you in contacting your members of Congress in the following days. We want to move forward quickly to keep the momentum going.

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