Statement attributed to:
Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH
President, American Medical Association

“We are disappointed that Congress chose not to stop serious Medicare cuts for physician services in the temporary CR. Failure to reverse these cuts will create access issues for patients and small, independent physician practices, especially those in rural and underserved areas. Physicians are the only providers who have a payment cut this year and now face a nearly 10 percent reduction in Medicare payments over the past four years. Yet, we recognize that Congress’ work is far from done and urge lawmakers to reverse these cuts at the soonest opportunity.”

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