Recent Policy Updates
NEW Legislative Alert – 2021 Congressional Action on Reimbursement Rates for Urgent Care Providers
Reach out to your members of Congress and request that they act before the end of the year to prevent significant reductions to Medicare payments due to sequestration and Medicare’s “budget neutrality” requirements. These cuts would have a drastic impact on reimbursement rates for urgent care centers and will curtail patient access to care.
Rep. Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) and Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN) and are circulating a bipartisan letter to House leadership that urges Congress to:
Begin consideration as soon as possible, of broader, long-term reform to bring stability to the Medicare payment system;
Prevent the combined impact of the impending Medicare sequestration cuts, PAYGO sequestration cuts, and Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) cuts due to the “budget neutrality” provision. When combined, emergency physicians could face a nearly 10 percent cut to Medicare payments, unless Congress acts.
The Urgent Care Association has made public comments in response to CMS proposed regulatory policies and written to key members of Congress regarding impending cuts to Medicare Physician Payments.