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The Need for Inflation-Based Payment Updates for Physicians

March 15, 2023

Dear Speaker McCarthy, Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McConnell, and Minority Leader Jeffries:
"On behalf of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the undersigned organizations representing the vast majority of physicians practicing in the United States, we urge Congress to provide physicians with much needed fiscal stability by passing legislation that provides an annual inflation-based payment update based on the full Medicare Economic Index (MEI). This inflation-based update is the principal legislative solution to the ongoing problems plaguing the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MFS)."

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