The AMA's New Website to Fix Medicare
, created by the American Medical Association (AMA) and dedicated to empowering physicians with effective ways to voice their concerns and drive congressional action toward resolving the critical challenges physicians and their patients face due to the flawed Medicare physician payment system.
Did you know that physicians are the only healthcare professionals whose Medicare payments are not automatically adjusted for annual inflation? As a result, Medicare physician payments have fallen behind the rate of inflation growth by 26% since 2001.
This discrepancy is even more pronounced in the face of record-breaking inflation and the disruptions caused by the pandemic. This statutory flaw compounds the impact of other payment policy changes, such as "budget neutrality" adjustments and performance incentives.
fixmedicarenow.org showcases the proactive measures undertaken by the AMA. You can delve deeper and learn about the AMA's ongoing efforts to address these challenges by clicking the button below.