Surgical Letter to Congress on HR-8800

Surgical Letter to Congress on HR-8800

The Honorable Ami Bera, MD
172 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Larry Bucshon, MD
2313 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representatives Bera and Bucshon:

The undersigned organizations representing surgeons and anesthesiologists support the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2022. We commend your leadership and commitment to stopping the 4.42% Medicare payment cut, helping protect seniors’ access to surgical and other lifesaving care. We stand with you and commit our resources to passing this legislation before the end of the year.

Providing relief from these significant cuts will help stabilize the health care system while policymakers consider solutions to the ongoing structural problems with Medicare’s broken payment system.

This legislation, along with an inflationary update based on the Medicare Economic Index and stopping the 4% PAYGO cuts, is essential to protecting patient access to care.

Thank you for your leadership.


American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Retina Specialists
American Urogynecologic Society
American Urological Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Society for Vascular Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons