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The AMA is deeply alarmed about the growing financial instability of the Medicare physician payment system due to a confluence of fiscal uncertainties physician practices face related to the pandemic, statutory payment cuts, lack of inflationary updates and significant administrative burdens.

Use these materials and contact your members of Congress to let them know the Medicare physician payment system needs reform to become a more sustainable, value-based system that better meets the needs of patients and physicians.

The evidence is clear: The Medicare payment system is on an unsustainable path threatening patient access to physicians.

Download and print the charts to use for your advocacy efforts.

Medicare provider updates for 2023

    Medicare: Inflation chart

    Medicare Economic Index chart

    The AMA and the Federation of Medicine have developed a set of principles to guide advocacy efforts on Medicare physician payment reform. Learn more.

    Learn more about how the AMA fights against Medicare cuts, defending practices & access to care.

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