Help stop Medicare cuts to physicians

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by futuredo32, May 4, 2007.

  1. futuredo32

    futuredo32 Senior Member
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    Apr 8, 2003
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    Attending Physician
    Use the link at the end of this post to contact your representatives. It takes just a few minutes, it's a prewritten letter, and it's so important to all of us (all of us that aren't going into peds, that is;) )

    From the DO-online website:
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced that Medicare physician payment rates would be reduced by 9.9 percent in 2008 under current law. Additionally, CMS projected cumulative reductions in Medicare physician payment rates of nearly 40 percent by the year 2015. These successive annual reductions are due to a statutory formula governing annual Medicare payment updates that is broken beyond repair. The current system is having a disastrous effect upon beneficiary access to care and physicians’ willingness to participate in the Medicare program.
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