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Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Let Congress Know You Oppose the Proposed Medicare Payment Cuts

Significant Medicare payment cuts to most surgical specialties are coming January 1, 2021. In fact, many specialties could see up to a 10 percent reduction. Because the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services refused to address the payment cuts during the rulemaking process, it is now up to Congress to intervene. Over the last several weeks, ACS Fellows have sent more than 6,400 emails to their representatives and senators. Although this accomplishment is no small feat, the imminent pay cuts are our greatest advocacy challenge in recent years, and surgeons need to send a strong message to lawmakers that cuts to surgery will affect patient access to care. Help us convey that message and reach our goal of sending over 10,000 letters to Congress!

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