October 30, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC—The College of American Pathologists (CAP) released the following statement from CAP President Patrick Godbey, MD, FCAP, in support of the introduction of the bipartisan Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020 that would delay devastating Medicare cuts to pathologists for two years.
“The College of American Pathologists applauds Reps. Ami Bera, MD, and Larry Bucshon, MD, for their leadership to stop Medicare cuts set to hit our pathology practices serving patients across the country beginning January 1, 2021,” Dr. Godbey said. “The Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020 will address this issue by giving providers a hold harmless payment for the next two years. The CAP appreciates that this bill will prevent sharp decreases to pathologists and support the very diagnostic services that drive health care decisions to keep patients healthy.
“In addition to the lead sponsors, the CAP also appreciates the efforts of the bill’s original sponsors: Reps. Brendan Boyle, George Holding, Raul Ruiz, MD, Phil Roe, MD, Abby Finkenauer, and Roger Marshall, MD.”
About the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. As a 501(c)(6) membership organization, the CAP is the only entity representing pathologists with unrestricted advocacy capability and a political action committee, PathPAC. For more information, visit yourpathologist.org to watch pathologists at work and see the stories of the patients who trust them with their care. Read the CAP Annual Report.