Stand together for payment stability
This week, AAFP members from across the country are gathered in Denver for our Annual Scientific Assembly. We encourage all members in Denver to stop by our Medicare Action Center in the AAFP Exhibit & Marketplace to send an e-mail urging Congress to address pending cuts to Medicare physician payment.
If you’re in Denver, you can still be part of the action and send the e-mail from home.
Now is the time to stand together and remind members of Congress about the importance of creating stability for patients and physicians as the first step down a path toward permanently replacing the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula with a new Medicare payment and delivery model.
We want Congress to:
Understand that cuts scheduled to take effect on December 1 and January 1 can not be allowed to occur.
Stabilize physician payment for at least 13 months, through the end of 2011.
Work with physicians on the development of longer-term payment system improvements.