The American College of Radiology (ACR) applauds Congress’ passage of the “Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act,” a bipartisan legislative package that will mitigate a significant portion of the Medicare-related payment cuts slated for implementation January 1.

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December 13, 2021 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) applauds Congress’ passage of the “Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act,” a bipartisan legislative package that will mitigate a significant portion of the Medicare-related payment cuts slated for implementation January 1.

Without Congressional action, these cuts would have exacerbated already existing healthcare disparities in rural and urban areas and threatened patient access to healthcare services. 

“We are thankful Congress intervened to provide stability within the healthcare system for both patients and healthcare providers,” said Howard B. Fleishon, M.D., MMM, FACR, Chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors. “However, we must begin to look beyond these short-term fixes. The ACR looks forward to working with Congress to address the ongoing structural problems associated with Medicare’s broken payment system.”

President Biden signed the legislation into law on December 10.

For more information: www.acr.org

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