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CAP Statement on the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021

College of American Pathologists
  • 022 Medicare Cuts, Rep. Ami Bera, MD, and Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD, Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021

WASHINGTON – CAP President Emily E. Volk, MD, FCAP released the following statement on the introduction of the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021 in the House of Representatives:

“The CAP thanks Rep. Ami Bera, MD, and Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD, for introducing the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021 and appreciates their leadership on this important issue. On behalf of pathologists serving seniors in communities across the country, the CAP strongly urges Congress to address the pending Medicare cuts to all pathology services by enacting Reps. Bera and Bucshon’s bill into law. If the relief prescribed in their legislation is not granted, the effect of these cuts will be felt in every state and will further exacerbate health care disparities that exist in rural and urban areas. Our chief concern is that if the Medicare cuts go through in 2022, access to health care services will decrease disproportionally and will grossly affect the physicians caring for our most vulnerable patients.”

About the College of American Pathologists 

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 to watch pathologists at work and see the stories of the patients who trust them with their care. Read the CAP Annual Report.


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