Doctor, can you survive a 21 percent cut to your Medicare reimbursement? Since 2003, Congress has enacted 17 patches to stop physician payment cuts, creating uncertainty for patients. It’s time to say ENOUGH!
This system has needed fixing for many years, and here we are in 2015 with time running out for Congress to pass a permanent repeal before the latest patch expires on March 31. Please encourage Indiana’s Congressional delegation to continue working in a bipartisan manner. Urge them to repeal the SGR formula and design a new Medicare physician payment system.
Take action now
Use the customizable email letter available here or call the district offices of your senator or representative via the AMA's Physicians Grassroots Network hotline at (800) 833-6354.
Also, visit the FixMedicareNow website for the latest information and resources on efforts to engage physicians, patients and policymakers to repeal the flawed Medicare SGR formula.