Lawmakers introduce bill extending Medicare pay increase

2021-11-24

A bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Ami Bera, D-Calif., and Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., both physicians, would extend the temporary 3.75% Medicare payment adjustment that expires Dec. 31 through 2022. "Beginning on January 1, 2022, many specialists, therapists and other physicians will be faced with substantial reimbursement cuts--up to 9 percent for many providers, if Congress does not act. These cuts would make our nation's doctors work longer hours for less pay during the worst global health crisis of our generation," Bucshon said.

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