Stop Medicare Payment Cuts Now | SCAI

Congress is currently considering Medicare cuts that threaten physician reimbursement once again this year. In what has become an annual ritual, Congress must reject physician payment reductions proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additional cuts resulting from prior congressional actions, such as the “budget neutrality” rules and PAYGO sequestration reductions, loom in a challenging political environment.  

We’re asking SCAI members to write a lettertweet, and call your representatives in Congress by dialing (202) 224-3121. It’s easy to take action and make your voice heard. It can take just a few clicks or a quick phone call.

Tell Congress to act before these cuts take place on January 1! 



What Else Can You Do to Protect Patients and Avoid Disruptions in Care?

To combat these immediate threats to Medicare, contact your Member of Congress today and urge them to cosponsor the bipartisan "Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2022" (H.R. 8800), introduced by Representatives Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN), that will prevent the scheduled 4.5% Medicare payment reduction from going into effect in January 2023 and a second bipartisan bill, H.R. 6048, the "Medicare Stability for Patients and Providers Act" (H.R. 6048), introduced by Representatives Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), that would correct the implementation of Medicare’s clinical labor formula.


Members of Congress value these contacts and consider the number of individual constituents that take the time to reach out to their offices on matters of legislative importance. SCAI is engaged in a number of activities including working in coalition with several like-minded physician and healthcare provider groups as well as making individual contact with Members of Congress, their staff, committees of jurisdiction, and the White House. 


What is SCAI doing? 


SCAI’s government relations team is in constant contact with policymakers on Capitol Hill, CMS, and the White House and works collaboratively in coalition with several physician and healthcare provider groups that championed the following:

If you have questions, please contact Curtis Rooney, Vice President, Government Relations, or Rachel Weston, Senior Associate, Government Relations. 


SCAI will continue to fight these damaging Medicare cuts and update members of SCAI on an ongoing basis.

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