March 1, 2022
The Alliance had opposed payment cuts in the CY2022 Physician Fee Schedule by collaborating with the Clinical Labor Coalition in letters and in our own submitted comments. Although several key payment cuts were minimized in the final rule as a result of this advocacy, the Coalition continues to address the range of issues that negatively impact physician practices, including steep Medicare cuts to numerous non-facility/office-based procedures. The Alliance signed on to a new March 2022 letter from the Coalition aimed to muster additional Congressional support to find a legislative fix. “The physician practices that have increased wages for their clinical labor staff over the past 20 years, to keep up with the market, with no corresponding rate increases in the PFS, are now suffering paralyzing cuts from a policy intended to align the wages with current market,” the letter states.

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