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Omnibus Bill Ignores Clinical Labor Cuts and Spells Calamity for Patients

Dec 21, 2022

Congress failed to stop cuts in the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Washington, DC — Today, the CardioVascular Coalition (CVC) issued a statement expressing their frustration with the 2023 omnibus spending bill that failed to address the looming clinical labor cuts. The CVC has repeatedly called on Congress to step in and stop the cuts to revascularization services included in the finalized 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Rule. However, no action was taken.

Jeffrey G. Carr, MD, an Interventional Cardiologist, Endovascular Specialist, and CVC Board member stated:

“The current cuts to clinical labor have brought with them a dreadfully dark outlook for specialty providers across the country. Despite this, Congress chose not to intervene in this issue, and left vulnerable patients on the chopping block. The clinical labor cuts will lead to more unnecessary amputations and force providers to close their doors. To make matters worse, the cuts will worsen health equity problems and accelerate the consolidation trend across the United States. The CVC will continue to be engaged with policymakers regarding this important issue.”

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