May 26, 2023
Together with the Clinical Labor Coalition, the Alliance submitted a letter to Congress in support of the recently-introduced legislation, the “Providing Relief and Stability for Medicare Patients Act of 2023” (H.R. 3674). This legislation would help mitigate cuts to office-based specialists for a targeted group of services for two years, thereby helping to avoid significant disruptions in patient access to care. "As you are aware, the discrepancy between what it costs to run a physician practice and actual payment combined with the administrative and financial burden of participating in Medicare is incentivizing market consolidation. We are concerned that the ongoing severity of recent cuts, combined with additional anticipated payment adjustments, will result in a breaking point for many physicians. Absent additional Congressional intervention via passage of H.R. 3674, the result will be more providers leaving the field, more practices being closed or sold, and a significant number of patients losing access to a variety of healthcare service in their communities."

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