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Urge Congress to Cancel Cuts That Threaten Seniors' Access to Surgical Care

Otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons are facing significant cuts to Medicare reimbursement rates. These rate reductions, scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2023.

Members of Congress can stop these cuts, but they need to hear from you today. Please contact Congress and ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor H.R. 8800, the Supporting Medicare Providers Act, which stops a 4.47% scheduled payment cut through 2023.

This bill was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by two leading physician advocates in Congress: Rep. Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) and Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN). The Academy, along with dozens of national and state physician organizations, endorsed this legislation.

A broad group of bipartisan cosponsors for this legislation will demonstrate to Congressional leadership the urgent need to reverse these payment cuts before the end of 2022. Please contact Congress today and urge your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 8800!