Dr. Bucshon Applauds CMS Decision to Stop Medicare Experiment
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s announcement that it will halt the Medicare Part B payment experiment released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this year.
“This experiment would have disrupted care for the most vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries,” said Bucshon. “I am happy the administration listened to the bipartisan concerns raised by members of Congress, patient advocates, and physician groups by putting an end to this disastrous proposal. Yesterday’s announcement is a win for patients across the country.”
Bucshon, a physician, became a leading opponent of the controversial proposal and introduced legislation in May to block it from moving forward.
In September, Bucshon also raised concerns that the experiment would limit access to much-needed care and increase costs for seniors during a congressional hearing with the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The interaction can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvJm5DNVD9U.
More information on Bucshon’s legislation, H.R. 5122, can be found here.Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.