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Family docs: Don’t nix Medicaid pay boost
Modern Physician

The American Academy of Family Physicians is mobilizing its 105,900 members to let Congress know it opposes a proposal to pay for suspending the scheduled 26.5% Medicare payment cuts by cutting Medicaid primary-care pay increases. The group also opposes allowing across-the-board sequestration-driven pay cuts to reduce funding for graduate medical education physician-training programs and sequestration-driven cuts to programs such as the National Health Services Corps, which encourages new doctors to practice in underserved areas.