ACR urges senators to override threatened presidential veto of Medicare bill
American College of Radiology
The Administration is currently trying to convince at least three of the eighteen Republicans who voted for the legislation to reverse their votes and sustain the upcoming veto.
Nine Senators who voted against identical legislation July 26 opted to vote in favor of H.R. 6331 on July 9 following an intense lobbying campaign by the ACR and other physician organizations.
In response to the President’s efforts, the ACR sent a letter to the 18 Republican senators who supported the measure, thanking them for their vote and encouraging them to override the veto should it be issued.
The bill repeals the physician payment cut called for by the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula that went into effect on July 1 and includes an accreditation requirement for providers of advanced diagnostic imaging services and an Appropriateness Criteria demonstration program.
Click here to view the ACR letter.
Click here to view how your Senators voted on July 9.