Pallone Wants Bipartisan Effort To Avert Doctor Pay Cuts -- But Not Now

By Michelle M. Stein / September 20, 2021 at 12:56 PM
House Energy & Commerce Chair Frank Pallone recently pledged to work with lawmakers from both parties moving forward to avert physician pay cuts, but the New Jersey Democrat said now’s not the time to act given CMS just received comments on its proposed 2022 fee schedule. Lawmakers from both parties want to eventually stop the cuts, but E&C Democrats rejected a GOP bid this week to add a pay fix to the emerging budget reconciliation bill. Meanwhile, physicians and lawmakers...

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