LUGPA Champions Medicare Payment Reform Following Latest CMS Proposal

CMS and Congress Must Address Unsustainable Trend of Physician Payment Cuts to Protect Patient Access to Quality Care

Chicago, IL, July 18, 2024 – LUGPA expresses deep concern over the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) recent proposal to reduce physician reimbursements as part of the 2025 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). This proposal forebodes another significant cut that threatens the financial viability of independent practices and patient access to care.

“These continuous cuts to physician reimbursement are unsustainable,” said Evan R. Goldfischer, M.D., LUGPA President. “The ongoing and cumulative pay cuts are eroding the foundation of independent practice. Physicians who are small business owners are increasingly driven towards early retirement or employment by large hospital systems. Under the guise of budget neutrality, CMS has perpetuated this detrimental trend, resulting in increased consolidation and higher health care costs.”  Read more. 

LUGPA Board Member Testifies on Hospital Acquisitions


On May 23, 2024, Dr. Timothy Richardson, a member of LUGPA’s Board of Directors, testified before the Ways & Means Health Subcommittee about the negative impacts of hospital acquisitions on independent physician practices.

The Health Subcommittee’s Hearing, “The Collapse of Private Practice: Examining the Challenges Facing Independent Medicine,” started at 9:00 AM EDT.

A full memo on the hearing can be found here. Dr. Richardson’s testimony is linked here

The link to the FULL video of the Subcommittee testimony is now available here.

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