Resources

Use these materials to learn more about the flawed Medicare physician payment system. Download and print these resources to help guide your advocacy efforts.

Medicare Payment Issue Briefs

  • The Need for Medicare Payment Reform (Download PDF)
  • Medicare Alternative Payment Models (Download PDF)
  • Characteristics of a Rational Medicare Payment System (Download PDF)
  • Medicare Basics: Medicare Physician Payment Adequacy: Budget Neutrality (Download PDF)
  • Medicare Basics: Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS) (Download PDF)
  • Medicare Basics: The Medicare Economic Index (Download PDF)
  • Medicare Basics: Advancing Value-Based Care with Alternative Payment Models (Download PDF)
  • Medicare Basics: Transitioning to Value-Based Care: Clinical Data Registries (Download PDF)
  • Medicare Basics: MIPS Data Problems (Download PDF)
  • MIPS: Problems and Solutions (Download PDF)

Medicare Payment Graphics

Legislation and Advocacy Correspondence

  • Bipartisan Dear Colleague Letter (February 2024) Cosigned by 32 Members of Congress to Senate Leadership in Support of Reversing the 2024 Medicare Physician Payment Cuts (Download PDF)
  • Broad Stakeholder Letter (January 2024) Letter of Support for Reversing the 2024 Medicare Physician Payment Cuts (Download PDF)
  • Bipartisan Dear Colleague Letter (December 2023) Cosigned by 194 Members of Congress to House and Senate Leadership in Support of MACRA Reforms (Download PDF
  • AMA Letter of Support (December 2023) for H.R. 6683, the Preserving Seniors' Access to Physicians Act (Download PDF)
  • Legislative Text: H.R. 2474, the Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act (Download PDF)
  • Legislative Text: H.R. 6683, the Preserving Seniors' Access to Physicians Act (Download PDF)
  • Bipartisan Dear Colleague Letter (June 2023) Cosigned by 100 Members of Congress to House Leadership in Support of MACRA Reforms (Download PDF)
  • Broad Stakeholder Letter (May 2023) Letter of Support for H.R. 2474, the Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act (Download PDF)
  • AMA Federation Letter (April 2023) of Support for H.R. 2474, the Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act (Download PDF)

Promotional Materials

  • Physician Reception Area Flier (Download PDF)
  • Video: The Long Road to Reform the Medicare Physician Payment System