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Groups urge permanent solution to doc-pay formula
Modern Healthcare - Jennifer Lubell

The medical lobby and other major provider groups made a very public plea for the Senate to approve legislation that would permanently repeal Medicare’s troubled physician payment formula. In letters to Congress, television ads and in a webcast that proceeded to link news events in several states, the American Medical Association, AARP and Military Officers Association of America called on the Senate to take similar action to the House and pass legislation that repeals the current formula and replaces it with one that better reflects increasing medical practice costs.