WHEREAS,   One in three private surgical practices are at risk of closing due to the financial impact of COVID-19, and

WHEREAS,  The new rules from CMS reduce the Medicare conversion factor, the basic starting point for unit cost calculations for medical care, by nearly 11%, bringing it to its lowest point in 25 years, and

WHEREAS,  Additional Medicare cuts will force more surgeons to close their practices, reducing patients’ timely access to quality care, and

WHEREAS,  Our doctors and health care workers have been there for the American people during this pandemic and now doctors need Congress to help them, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Medical Society of Virginia encourages the Virginia American Medical Association (AMA) Delegation to oppose the Medicare cuts scheduled January 1, 2021.

Fiscal Impact:  None

Existing Policy: None

3 replies
  1. Zedler
    Zedler says:

    Wrong approach

    This is the wrong approach. The Legislature does not care a whit what you are paid. This has to be served up as a patient access question. If we don’t pay the doctors there will be none in rural areas. They should be reimbursed at higher level. Start at 125% of Medicare.

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