Payment Reform Task Force
The SVS Payment Reform Task Force, formerly the Medicare Cuts Task Force, analyzed the impact of the proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the results pose a real threat of harm to vascular surgery practices and patients. The projected cut to vascular surgery overall is -11.4%, but OBLs bear a significantly higher burden with the cuts to specific services as high as -22%!
The recording from the 11/11/21 SVS Town Hall covering the impending CMS cuts is now available. Watch the recording to understand how the impending cuts will impact you and your practice - regardless of practice type. Watch here.
The first step of the SVS response was submitting a formal SVS comment letter to CMS, and having at least 100 SVS members submit your own comments too.
Thanks to everyone who participated, we received at least 180 letters from SVS members! Read the Official 2021 Letter from the SVS to CMS on the 2022 Proposed Cuts and the Official 2021 Letter from the Clinical Labor Coalition to CMS on the 2022 Proposed Cuts.
SVS is also a member of the Surgical Care Coalition, working to stop the cuts. Learn more about our work with the Surgical Care Coalition here.
Contact Your Congressional Representatives
All vascular care professionals are encouraged to stand up for vascular in a grassroots effort to advocate and educate your local representatives about the importance of patient access to vascular care and the threat that the proposed cuts pose to the specialty.