Consumer Action

November 19, 2009

Call on Congress to Stop Reductions in Medicare Physician Reimbursements

Filed under: Congress,Consumer Advocacy — Clark @ 12:23 am

ACOI Advocacy Alert

Without congressional intervention, physicians will see a 21.2 percent reduction in Medicare physician reimbursements beginning January 1, 2010.  The House of Representatives is scheduled to consider the “Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act of 2009” (H.R. 3961) on Thursday, November 19.

This important legislation would prevent the reductions slated for January 1 and repeal the current Medicare physician payment formula.  H.R. 3961 would establish a new payment formula, eliminate the debt created by years of temporary “patches,” and reduce the likelihood of future steep cuts to physician reimbursements under the Medicare program.

Ask your US Representative to vote “Yes” on the “Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act of 2009” (H.R. 3961) in support of physicians and Medicare beneficiaries.  Dial 1-877-262-9400 from any touch-tone phone and follow the instructions to be connected to your US Representative.

Thank you for your assistance!


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