Congress must act before the end of the year, or patients will be harmed by significant cuts to surgical care.


The Medicare PFS for calendar year 2022 proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will cut the Medicare conversion factor by 3.75%. Combined with the cuts stemming from the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2010 and the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Act of 2010, the total cuts amount to nearly 9 percent.

These cuts stem from both the sequestration and budget neutrality requirements in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).

To stop these cuts and protect patient care, the Surgical Care Coalition urges you to act now.

Members of Congress can stop this, and they need to hear from you today. Contact your Senators and Representatives in Congress and ask them to ensure your Medicare patients continue to have the best access to the best care — when and where they need it.

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