• AAFP Advocacy Focus: Medicare Physician Payment

    Overview

    The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, signed in April 2015, repealed the flawed sustainable-growth-rate formula that had plagued Medicare physician payment for more than a decade. It ensures that physicians receive stable and appropriate compensation for the services they provide to Medicare beneficiaries, allowing them to focus on caring for their patients — who can rest assured that their care will not be interrupted.

    Why We Fight

    Medicare beneficiaries — who make up about one of every four patients in a typical family physician’s practice, with elderly and disabled patients numbering as many as six of every 10— depend on you. The Academy advocates for policy that protects and advances MACRA's process improvements.



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