McKnight's October 19, 2021
Danielle Brown

More than 245 Congressional lawmakers are demanding long-term reform solutions to the current Medicare payment system as skilled nursing therapists and other healthcare providers face impending cuts. 

“As Congress begins the complex process of identifying and considering potential long-term reforms, we must also create stability by addressing the immediate payment cuts facing healthcare professionals,” U.S. Reps. Ami Bera, M.D., D-CA, and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) wrote in a letter to House leaders Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) over the weekend.

The letter comes as healthcare providers await imminent payment cuts included in the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, released in July by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Early versions proposed lower pay rates for physical...

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