AAHKS joined the AMA and 100 other medical societies in urging Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar “under the public health emergency declaration to preserve patient access to care and mitigate financial distress due to the pandemic” by implementing the RUC recommended values for increased office and outpatient visits starting for 2021. The letter also requests the waiving of budget neutrality requirements for the new Medicare office visit payment policy to assist with financial distress related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the letter.

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