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