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Advocacy in Action

Advocating for heart rhythm professionals practicing in a rapidly evolving healthcare environment

Advocacy in Action provides monthly updates on new or recent legislative, regulatory, payment, and coverage policy changes, HRS advocacy efforts, and other crucial information that may impact the practice of EP in the U.S.

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Your Help is Needed to Stop the 3.37% Cut to Medicare Physician Payments

Legislative Updates

On November 16th, along with more than 100 national and state medical associations, HRS co-signed a letter to Congressional House of Representatives and Senate leaders calling for legislative action to avert the impending 3.37% cut to the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. We also need your help to stop the cut!

CMS Releases Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program Proposed Rule

Regulatory Updates

On November 6th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Contract Year 2025 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs proposed rule, which would revise the Medicare Advantage (Part C), Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D), Medicare cost plan, and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) regulations to implement changes related to Star Ratings, marketing and communications, agent/broker compensation, health equity, dual eligible special needs plans (DSNPs), utilization management, network adequacy, and other programmatic areas.