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ASTRO urges Congress to maintain Conversion Factor increase in MPFS

July 26, 2021

Along with 108 other health care provider representing organizations, ASTRO sent a letter urging Congress to maintain the 3.75% increase to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Conversion Factor (CF) implemented in the 2021 MPFS for at least calendar years 2022 and 2023.

Congress initially enacted the CF increase for 2021 to mitigate the significant cuts generated within the MPFS set to add unnecessary added financial burden to health care providers already reeling from the residual impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

 

Maintaining this level of funding to the US health care delivery system ensures the continuation of providers’ ability to provide high-quality care to their communities.