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Physicians urge Congress to reject proposed Medicare pay cuts
Proposed physician payment cuts in federal spending package before Congress threaten to undermine Medicare improvement efforts already underway.
Groups caution Congress against including Medicare cuts in budget bill
Leading health groups sent a letter to House and Senate leaders concerning Medicare cuts that are expected to be included in the FY 18 spending bill.
Jan. 12, 2017: Advocacy spotlight on The top issues that will affect physicians in 2017
The top issues that will affect physicians in 2017: AMA's take on EHR interoperability, prescription drug pricing, the opioid epidemic and more.
Medicare & Medicaid
Physicians tell House panel keys to new Medicare law implementation
Physician leaders testified before a House committee about the landmark Medicare reform law and necessary steps to ensure implementation is optimal for physicians and patients.
Congressmen to physicians: We need your voice to shape health care issues
Three congressmen spoke to physician leaders last week at the 2016 National Advocacy Conference about helping to shape health care issues. Two examples are new Medicare payment systems and telemedicine.
Conversing with Congress: Physicians take top issues to the Hill
Hundreds of physicians took their message to Congress on what needs to be done to address top health policy issues and burdensome regulations that steal time and resources from patients.
Medicare & Medicaid
8 ways Medicare payment policies could soon change
Numerous payment policies could see significant changes under the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. Among these changes are eight issues physicians are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to correct or improve before the rule is finalized in November.
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