6 reasons 2021’s Medicare payment changes are good for primary care doctors

September 15, 2020
Chris Mazzolini
Chris Mazzolini

Chris Mazzolini is the editorial director of Medical Economics

The ACP outlined reasons why Congress, physicians and patients should support changes to the physician fee schedule

The 2021 Physician Fee Schedule makes many sweeping changes that organizations representing primary care physicians believe will offer relief at a tough time.

In a letter to Congress, the American College of Physicians urges congressional representatives to express strong support for the changes, and just as importantly, oppose any hanges that would “reduce their positive impact on patients and their physicians.”

Furthermore, the changes will help physicians deal with the financial hit their practices have suffered during COVID-19, writes Heather E Gantzer, MD, ACP’s board of regents chair, in the letter.

“Hundreds of thousands of physicians who are struggling to keep their practices open will be helped by these changes,” Gantzer writes.

Here are six reasons the fee schedule changes will be good for physicians, according to ACP.