June 22, 2010 — This week, the Senate has been working on legislation that addresses a number of different issues, including the 21-percent Medicare fee cuts scheduled to take effect this year.
Due to concerns with cost, the Senate scaled back the legislation passed by the House of Representatives that would have allowed for fee increases in 2010 and 2011. The latest Senate proposal will only allow for a 2.2-percent increase through Nov. 30, 2010.
Providers should send a message to Congress that these short-term fixes are simply not sufficient. Contact your senators today regarding the Medicare fee schedule and urge them to quickly address this important issue.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org