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Physician lobby faces political headwinds for higher Medicare payments

Posted On: Feb. 16, 2023 10:01 AM CST

The American Medical Association and nearly 100 other physician groups recently called for "long-term, substantive payment reforms," saying Medicare payments to clinicians have declined 22% from 2001 to 2021, when adjusted for inflation, Axios reports. The doctors want an inflation adjustment built into their rates, to help ensure they can make enough treating Medicare patients while costs rise.