The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) commends more than 240 lawmakers for signing a bi-partisan letter sent to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opposing its recently proposed Medicare Part B payment rule, which was developed without stakeholder input and imposes cuts that would severely harm patient access to essential medications.
In the letter, the members of Congress write “Under CMS’s Medicare drug experiment, numerous physicians would face acquisition costs that exceed the Medicare payment amount for certain drugs. This policy will make it harder for patients to receive the drugs they need and especially hurt seniors who depend on doctors in smaller practices or those who live in rural areas.”
Over the past month, physicians, administrative leaders and staff in DHPA member practices have sent more than 1,900 letters to members of Congress urging them to voice their opposition to CMA on the proposed rule. DHPA is pleased these federal policymakers are publicly voicing opposition to the ill-advised proposed rule, which is potentially harmful to Medicare beneficiaries across the country.
Click here to read the full letter.