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Action Alert: Congress Congress to Stop Medicare’s Surgical Cuts

August 19, 2020


Medicare proposed musculoskeletal cuts of at least 5 percent in its 2021 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule earlier this summer. All surgeons are encouraged to contact their members of Congress to co-sponsor HR 8702 to prevent the cuts by the end of the year.

Click here to send an e-mail to ask your member of Congress to co-sponsor HR 8702. Orthopaedic surgeons are also encourage to call the health policy aide in the Washington Congressional office.

Learn More About the Issue

TOA’s past e-mails discussed the proposed cuts. Click here to learn more from AAOS.

Click here to read the orthopaedic community’s letter to Congress:
Ortho Letter of Support_HR8702_FINAL

What Happens Next?

Medicare will finalize its 2021 Physician Fee Schedule payment policy in November. If Medicare does not eliminate the cuts, it will be up to Congress to address the issue through legislation before the year ends.