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AMA Urges House to Pass ‘Doc Fix’ Extension
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The American Medical Association is praising the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan vote Wednesday to delay by one year 25% Medicare reimbursement cuts to physicians, and is urging the House to follow suit before the Jan. 1 deadline.

“This one-year delay comes right as the oldest baby boomers reach age 65, adding urgency to the need for a long-term solution before this demographic tsunami swamps the Medicare program,” said AMA President Cecil B. Wilson, MD.