Taking Family Medicine's Message to Washington
Barring congressional action, physicians face a 27 percent reduction in the Medicare payment rate on Jan. 1. Additionally, the Budget Control Act's sequestration provision would cut the Medicare payment rate by 2 percent on Jan. 2.
AAFP President Jeff Cain, M.D., Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., M.B.I.; President-elect Reid Blackwelder, M.D.; and Academy staff met with White House staff, congressional staff, representatives of federal agencies and other stakeholders Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in Washington to discuss this looming crisis and other issues vital to family medicine.
Dr. Cain has more details in the video below.
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