FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2021  

Contact: Grant Herring
(202) 552-1708‬  

 Coalition Grows To Oppose Implementation of the CMS Clinical Labor Policy

 

Specialty Care Providers to CMS: Don’t Implement the Clinical Labor Policy

 

WASHINGTON, DC —  Today, the United Specialists for Patient Access (USPA) is highlighting the overwhelming opposition to the CMS proposal to move forward with the clinical labor policy. The concerns over the clinical labor policy are consistent with the bipartisan Rush-Bilirakis letter circulating in the House. The letter currently has over 50 signatures from Democrats and Republicans across the political spectrum. 

CLICK HERE to view the USPA coalition letter on the clinical labor issue. 

 

The letter, addressed to Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare Meena Seshamani, M.D., Ph.D., states, “the incorporation of new clinical labor data actually results in massive cuts of more than 15 to 20 percent to critical services in the PFS.”

 

The letter to Dr. Seshamani continues, “The proposed rule includes troubling cuts of more than 20 percent to specialties under the PFS as a direct result of the so-called “budget neutrality” policy, the same policy which drove drastic cuts in the 2021 PFS Final Rule. Successive, cumulative cuts to specialists under the PFS are resulting in reimbursement ever more out of touch with actual resource needs as well as increased healthcare consolidation and healthcare costs, greater health inequities, and a healthcare system unable to meet the challenges of an ongoing pandemic.” 

 

List of organizations opposing Implementation of the CMS Clinical Labor Policy:

 

  • American College of Radiation Oncology

  • American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology

  • American Vein & Lymphatic Society

  • American Venous Forum

  • Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation

  • Association of Black Cardiologists

  • CardioVascular Coalition

  • Dialysis Vascular Access Coalition

  • The Fibroid Coalition

  • Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society

  • Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  • Renal Physicians Association

  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions

  • Society of Interventional Radiology

  • Society for Vascular Medicine

  • United Specialists for Patient Access

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About the United Specialists for Patient Access (USPA) 
USPA is a coalition of practitioners and affiliated entities involved in providing office-based specialty care. Learn more at: www.uspaccess.org.