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Medical Society of the State of New York Urges Calls to Congress To Again Prevent 21% Physician Medicare Cut

As a service to our clients and friends in NY, we are reproducing the notice circulated by the Medical Society of the State of New York urging all interested constituents take action to prevent the proposed 21% reduction in Medicare physician reimbursement. “On February 28, the two month extender of the current Medicare > conversion factor expires. If this is allowed to happen, it will > result in a 21% cut to Medicare physician reimbursement. This could devastate senior access. Congress must act to prevent this from > happening. The American Medical Association and MSSNY continue to push for repeal of the unfair SGR formula used for determining Medicare reimbursement updates. While several proposals are under consideration in Congress which would prevent this cut, including another short-term extender to a time later in the year, no action has yet been taken. Physicians are urged to call the AMA Grassroots Hotline, 1-800-833-6354, to contact Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, as well as their respective member of the House of Representatives, to urge a long-term fix to this problem. Time is running out, so please act now.”

For more information, contact Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. or Abby Pendleton, Esq. at (248) 996-8510.

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