FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2021
Contact: Grant Herring
USPA Thanks Congressman Davis For Leadership On Combating CMS Cuts
United Specialists for Patient Access joins Davis and
the medical community in opposing drastic CMS cuts
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the United Specialists for Patient Access (USPA) issued the following statement in support of Rep. Danny K. Davis’ (IL-7) efforts to reverse CMS cuts that undermine quality healthcare and disproportionately impact patients in communities of color.
Dr. Mark Garcia, USPA Board Member and Health Policy Advisor:
“USPA is grateful to have Congressman Davis shine a spotlight on this critical issue that impacts patients and health providers across the country. These cuts proposed by CMS will strike communities of color the hardest and will cement a downward spiral in the quality of care for patients.
“If these cuts are not restored, the real-world result will be reduced healthcare choice for all patients and even less for minority communities. Many specialists who serve minority populations will have no choice but to close their doors due to inadequate federal reimbursement and instability.
“Congress must act to protect patients by working on fundamental reforms to the Physician Fee Schedule. Our coalition stands with Rep. Danny Davis and his efforts to restore these CMS cuts.”
About the United Specialists for Patient Access (USPA): The mission of USPA is to unify and strengthen the voice of office-based specialists, enabling professionals and patient advocates to work collaboratively with Congress and the Administration and achieve near-term relief and long-term payment stability in the Physician Fee Schedule. For more information, please click here: https://www.uspaccess.org