Verma Downplays Medicare Cuts, But Providers Want Congress To Step In

By Michelle M. Stein / December 1, 2020 at 8:37 PM
Specialty physicians blasted pay cuts finalized by CMS Tuesday (Dec. 1) and said they will ask Congress to reverse them, but CMS Administrator Seema Verma told Inside Health Policy the cuts are nothing out of the ordinary and should not be conflated with the current pandemic. CMS’ final 2021 physician fee schedule includes cuts of up to 10% for a number of specialties, while other providers could see 16% increases after the agency implements changes to evaluation and management...

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