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AMA Urges Congress to Take Action to Stabilize Medicare Payments

Cecil B. Wilson, MD, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), today urged Congress to take action to stabilize Medicare payments to physicians for the next 13 months.

AMA Head Predicts "Catastrophe" If Physician Medicare Pay Isn’t Fixed
Nov. 1, 2010
Washington Post

"While most people are focused on the midterm elections Tuesday, the American Medical Association is gearing up for the lame-duck congressional session scheduled to start Nov. 15. Unless Congress intervenes, payments to doctors for treating Medicare patients will be cut by 23 percent on Dec. 1 and another 6.5 percent on Jan. 1."

AMA reminds lawmakers: Doc cuts are coming soon
Nov. 1, 2010
The Hill

"With all eyes on the politics of Tuesday's elections, the nation's largest doctors lobby is reminding Congress of an imminent policy battle: how to prevent a looming Medicare cut for the country's physicians."

Video clip of Dr. Wilson's interview on Kaiser Health News
Nov. 1, 2010
Kaiser Health News