The MMA and 122 other healthcare advocacy groups signed onto an AMA letter
to Congressional leaders urging them to pass legislation that would extend the congressionally enacted moratorium on Medicare sequester cuts through the duration of the public health emergency (PHE).
“Even with the encouraging development and deployment of an effective vaccine, the fact remains that physician practices will continue to face overwhelming financial challenges and pressures associated with higher overhead costs (e.g., personal protective equipment) and lost revenue due to fewer patient visits and delayed elective procedures,” said the letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“With the March 31 deadline looming, it is critical for Congress to take immediate steps to further postpone the imposition of the Medicare sequester.”
The MMA was joined by a variety of specialty groups and all of the other state medical associations in signing the letter.