The CAP and WSP are advocating to mitigate looming Medicare cuts, which will result in a 9% cut to pathology services this January. The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is slashing payment for non-evaluation and management codes, which affects all of pathology services. Congress must waive a budget neutrality provision for these cuts to not take effect. These cuts will only magnify the pressure pathology practices already face on top of major financial disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please urge Congress to address this issue by waiving the budget neutrality requirement for the CMS E/M policy before the end of the year.
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