Peter W. Carmel, MD, says there would be a massive disruption in care if Congress doesn’t prevent the reduction, set to begin Jan. 1.
With only weeks left before a 27.4% Medicare physician pay cut takes effect, American Medical Association President Peter W. Carmel, MD, called on doctors to keep the heat on Congress to avert the reduction.
He said doctors need to be a voice for change and push for the repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula that determines physicians’ Medicare payments.
“Let’s keep the pressure on. Remember, every voice counts,” Dr. Carmel said in an opening-session speech on Nov. 12 at the AMA Interim Meeting at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.