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PHYSICIAN ADVOCACY FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE DELIVERY OF PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE, AND SLEEP MEDICINE

Aligned with CHEST’s Health Policy and Advocacy Committee agenda, Washington Watchline is a newsletter that aims to keep CHEST members informed about governmental activities that affect physicians who provide clinical care in respiratory, critical care, and sleep medicine. Follow Washington Watchline to learn more about CHEST’s advocacy around regulatory, legislative, and payment issues that relate to the delivery of healthcare in support of CHEST’s mission.

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September 2020
Joint Response Regarding 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Critical Care


As described in the accompanying article on the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), critical care providers’ payments are proposed to be cut by 8%. In response, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine generated a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Alex Azar to express dismay at the seemingly....

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