Medicare & Medicaid

AMA fights against Medicare cuts, defending practices & access to care

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In late 2021, the AMA successfully persuaded Congress to delay a “perfect storm” of Medicare payment cuts that, if enacted, would have severely impeded patient access to care. 

The AMA is advocating for you

The AMA has achieved recent wins in 5 critical areas for physicians.

If Congress does not act by the end of the year, these delayed cuts and some new ones, will take effect in 2023 and cause serious disruption to physician practices. Here’s the action AMA is taking on your behalf to stop these cuts—and push for wide-ranging reforms.

Our work will continue, fighting tirelessly against future cuts—and against all barriers to patient care. No matter what lies ahead, the AMA is your powerful ally.

Find materials and contact your members of Congress to let them know the Medicare physician payment system needs reform to better meet the needs of patients and physicians.

The AMA's Medicare Basics series provides an in-depth look at important elements of the Medicare physician payment system. Find more topics about the payment system and why it's in need of reform.

AMA President Jack Resneck Jr., MD, discusses Medicare payment problems for physicians in the latest AMA Update video

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