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.
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.
- Leading far-reaching extensive grassroots campaign—resulting in nearly 4,000 contacts to members of Congress during the August recess
- Developed set of foundational principles—along with 120 state medical and national specialty societies—laying the groundwork for a rational Medicare physician payment system
- Challenging Congress to work on systemic reforms and make Medicare work better for you and your patients
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.