Society Letters

Letter to Congress about Medicare Cuts

November 29, 2021

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader Schumer, and Leader McConnell:

"On behalf of the Endocrine Society, the world’s largest professional organization of endocrinologists, I urge Congress to avert the upcoming Medicare cuts scheduled to occur on January 1, 2022. Founded in 1916, the Endocrine Society represents approximately 18,000 physicians and scientists engaged in the treatment and research of endocrine disorders, such as diabetes, hypertension, infertility, obesity, osteoporosis, endocrine cancers (i.e., thyroid, adrenal, ovarian, pituitary) and thyroid disease. Many of the patients our members treat are Medicare beneficiaries and these payment policies are of great importance. Without Congressional action, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will institute a series of cuts, which will result in a drastic reduction in Medicare reimbursement. The Society is very concerned that these scheduled cuts could result in an 9.75% physician payment reduction next year. This cut would be the result from the confluence of three policies, all of which Congress has the authority to address."

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