Despite beating the drum for several weeks, the Urgent Care Association reports that it has seen low response to an advocacy alert regarding imminent Medicare payment cuts to physicians. The Association is pleading with urgent care professionals to ask their senators and representatives to fight a nearly 10% reduction likely to occur by the end of this year. A bipartisan effort to discourage the reduction is being led by Congresswoman Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN), who have sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) requesting immediate action to address this issue. More than half of Congress has signed the letter, but more support is needed. UCA is asking you to review its list of legislators who are already supporting the legislation. If your representatives are on the list, consider sending them a thank-you email. If they’re not, think about emailing them to stress the importance of a robust and fairly compensated urgent care industry. Suggested language for both the thank-you note and the plea to support urgent care is available on the UCA website.
With Medicare Payment Cuts on the Horizon, UCA Needs Your Help in Advocating for You