Important Update – PAMA
Under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA), Congress changed the way Medicare determines rates for the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). The implementation of PAMA led to a significant cut for a majority of the routine tests physicians use every day to care for their patients. While the first year’s cut was limited to 10%, the additional cuts will be phased-in over several years. A physician coalition is working together to persuade Congress to fix PAMA so that patients can continue to benefit from in-office laboratory services.
We strongly urge you to take a moment right now to complete our short PAMA survey so that the coalition can convey to Congress the seriousness of this issue and how the 10% cut and future cuts will impact patients.
This is the time to share your concerns and the coalition needs your help.
**Your responses will be included in the aggregate data and no information shared with us will be uniquely identifiable to any one respondent.