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Bipartisan Coalition of Representatives Urge HHS to Address Pending Medicare Cuts and Preserve Access to Care
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Bipartisan Coalition of Representatives Urge HHS to Address Pending Medicare Cuts and Preserve Access to Care

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PRESS RELEASE FROM FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (R-OH), Terri Sewell (D-AL), David McKinley (R-WV) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) led a bipartisan coalition of more than 160 members of Congress in asking Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator, Seema Verma, to use their regulatory authority to alleviate concerns with the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule reimbursement adjustments. They released the following statement:

“The COVID-19 public health crisis created unprecedented disruptions in our medical community. Our health care professionals have been on the frontlines, adjusting to new challenges and providing critical care to patients. Now is not the time for massive reimbursement cuts to specialists, including physical therapists, radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons, among other specialties. Instead, we need to work together to ensure a pathway forward that will empower health care professionals to recover from the last six months and to continue to offer essential health care services to America’s seniors.” 

MEMBERS – PLEASE CONSIDER WRITING LETTERS OF THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING INDIANA REPRESENTATIVES WHO SIGNED THE LETTER:

  • Jackie Walorski – 2nd District
  • Jim Banks – 3rd District
  • Susan Brooks – 5th District
  • Dr. Larry Bucshon – 8th District

Maximize the lifelong health, function, and well-being of people in Indiana and advance the practice of physical therapy through advocacy, collaboration, and education.

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