July 18, 2022
Hobbies: Public payers Advocacy
Due to a confluence of statutory payment reductions, a lack of inflationary updates, significant administrative burdens and tax uncertainties faced by pandemic-related medical practices, the Medicare payment system is on an unsustainable path.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time that will dig deeper into some of the causes of current systemic issues and chart the way forward.
Hosted by Sandra Fryhofer, MD, Chair of the AMA Board of Directors, the webinar will review the AMA’s new Medicare Payment Reform Principles, outlined in Features of a Rational Medicare Physician Payment System— that provide a framework to reshape the Medicare payment system so it works better for patients and doctors, and end the annual advocacy exercise to stop impending payment cuts.
The California Medical Association is one of 120 organizations that have endorsed these reform principles. The AMA framework represents the first step in medicine’s efforts to develop and propose substantial changes to the payment system to improve the financial viability of medical practices and alleviate its administrative burdens.
Enroll now and learn more about Medicare Physician Payment Principles.