Washington E-Newsletter

AMA Launches Website to Fix Medicare Payment System

The American Medical Association recently launched fixmedicarenow.org, a one-stop-shop for all the information, resources and ways to make your voice heard to ensure that Congress works to address the critical issues physicians and their patients face due to the flawed Medicare physician payment system. Physicians are the only providers whose Medicare payments do not automatically receive an annual inflationary update. As a result, Medicare physician payments have lagged 26% behind the rate of inflation growth since 2001. Temporary patches and ongoing cuts to the Medicare physician payment system have left patient access to care at serious risk.