AMA lobbies Congress to reverse reimbursement cut-again

August 1, 2007

The American Medical Association has started what has become a yearly campaign to stop a scheduled cut in Medicare reimbursements to physicians. Unless Congress takes action, a 10% cut will take effect on January 1, 2008.

The American Medical Association has started what has become a yearly campaign to stop a scheduled cut in Medicare reimbursements to physicians. Unless Congress takes action, a 10% cut will take effect on January 1, 2008.

In the event that a reimbursement cut does occur, an AMA survey of almost 9,000 physicians found that it would cause:

The AMA has succeeded in persuading Congress to block these cuts each year since 2002, according to American Health Line (6/5/2007). Moreover, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has recommended that Congress cancel the 10% cut and increase payments by 1.7%-a move the medical organization supports.