On July 27, the AUA joined 32 other medical and dental organizations, including the Alliance of Specialty Medicine, to send a letter to Senate Finance, House Ways & Means, and House Energy & Commerce Committee leadership urging them to take action to mitigate the scheduled cuts proposed in the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The letter highlights alleviating the 4.5% Medicare conversion factor reduction as the starting point to help reduce the financial instability physicians are still facing.
The letter states, “These year-over-year cuts clearly demonstrate that the Medicare physician payment system is broken. Systemic issues such as the negative impact of the MPFS’s budget neutrality requirements and the lack of an annual inflationary update will continue to generate significant instability for health care professionals moving forward, threatening beneficiaries’ timely access to essential health care services.”
The AUA will continue working independently and with other like-minded physician groups to reduce the impact of payment cuts on the practice of urology and patient access. The letter is attached for you to read in its entirety.