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Friday Nov 02, 2012

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.

For more information about how you can help, log on to www.aafp.org/grassroots.

Posted at 11:06AM Nov 02, 2012 by Jeffrey Cain, M.D.

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