APTA supports H.R. 2474, the Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act. The bipartisan legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., Ami Bera, D-Calif., and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa. H.R. 2474 would provide an annual inflationary payment update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor by tying it to the Medicare Economic Index, or MEI. The MEI is a measure of inflation faced by health care providers with respect to their practice costs and general wage levels.
You Might Also Like...
NewsThe Proposed '24 Fee Schedule: Takeaways From APTA's Comments to CMS
Sep 8, 2023
APTA seized the opportunity to address the good, the bad, and the unclear.
RoundupFour Things to Mention in Your Fee Schedule Comments
Aug 30, 2023
The Sept. 11 comment deadline is fast approaching. Here are some of the most important messages you can deliver to CMS.
RoundupNow's Your Chance: Four Reasons to Comment on the Proposed 2024 Fee Schedule
Aug 22, 2023
It's not all about the cuts. CMS is also signaling the possibility of some major positive changes — and your opinion matters.