The AMA and more than 120 other national medical organizations and state medical societies called on Congress to pass legislation to reverse the 3.37% Medicare physician pay cuts that took effect Jan. 1 but Congress kicked the can down the road.
Congress should reverse cuts to Medicare payments or risk driving away doctors who treat seniors with complex needs.
Medicare physician payment is not keeping up with inflation. This has repercussions for patients’ access to care.
Indiana lawmaker Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) expresses hope that payment cuts to doctors are reversed in next spending bill.
The stakes in reforming our nation’s broken and unsustainable Medicare payment system could not be higher for patients, for physicians, and for the entire health care system.
Fee cuts and already woefully inadequate payments have physicians contemplating leaving Medicare or quitting medicine altogether.
Inflation is threatening health care access across the country as the gap widens between the cost of medical services and the coverage rates paid out by Medicare, Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) warned last month.
In rural North Carolina, primary care physicians struggle to retain and recruit the people needed to care for many Medicare-age farmers.
The AMA is strongly supporting a bill introduced in Congress that would completely eliminate the 3.37% Medicare physician pay cut scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
A bipartisan group of representatives has introduced a bill into the House that would undo a 2024 physician pay cut finalized last month by the Biden administration.
Tell Congress to Cancel the Cut
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently approved a 3.4% cut to Medicare physician payments for 2024. If Congress doesn’t act before the year is over, these proposed cuts will go into effect, worsening patients’ access to care and disproportionately harming small, independent and rural physician practices.
Congress needs to act now. Contact your lawmakers and urge them to cancel the cut and fix Medicare now, before it’s too late. Click the button below to take action!