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AMA, Medical Societies Outline Transition Principles to Achieve a High Performing Medicare Program

For immediate release:
Oct. 15, 2012

Washington, D.C.The American Medical Association (AMA) and more than 100 state and specialty medical societies today sent a letter to Congress outlining the principles and core elements needed to successfully transition to a high performing Medicare program in conjunction with the repeal of the flawed Medicare physician payment formula.

"The AMA has consistently urged Congress to eliminate the broken Medicare physician payment formula so we can begin to transition to new payment and delivery innovations that improve patient care," said AMA President Jeremy A. Lazarus, M.D. "Today, we offer principles that should be the foundation of a new system that supports physicians in improving the delivery of care with payment options that benefit patients, physicians and the Medicare program."

View the letter.




Shannon (O'Brien) Breymaier
AMA Media Relations
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