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    SCAI Signs On to Waive Budget Neutrality Requirements Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    March 20, 2020

    SCAI joined with other medical groups in requesting financial relief for physicians amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the letter, the group respectively urge Congress to waive the budget neutrality requirements stipulated in Section 1848(c)(2) of the Social Security Act for the finalized E/M code proposal for a period of no less than five years. This much-needed action by Congress will provide a critical reprieve for a broad scope of healthcare providers facing substantial payment reductions in the coming months.