- Provides five years of 0.5-percent positive annual payment updates;
- Simplifies, adds more funds for bonuses, and reduces the potential penalties in Medicare’s “quality incentive” programs;
- Starts to cut the federal red tape and hassles that interfere with physicians who are just trying to provide good care for your patients; and
- Helps prevent new causes of legal action against physicians.
If you haven’t done so yet, please call or write U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and your House member to urge them to support the bill. Use the TMA Grassroots Action Center — it’s fast and easy. Finally, I want to once again thank two Texans in Congress — U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess, MD (R-Lewisville), and Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) — for their outstanding leadership on this issue and, most of all, for listening to the voices of practicing physicians.