AMA to launch Medicare campaign

The American Medical Association (AMA) is gearing up to launch a public affairs campaign to prevent Medicare cuts that could force physicians to stop taking Medicare patients, according to The Hill.

The American Medical Association (AMA) is gearing up to launch a public affairs campaign to prevent Medicare cuts that could force physicians to stop taking Medicare patients, according to The Hill.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the multimillion dollar campaign will encourage members of the public to contact their senators about the issue, adding that "some elements of the bill — things such as bundled payments and comparative effectiveness research — are at least focusing attention on the core issue of rewarding providers and patients for things that benefit patients and, by implication, not rewarding things that don't show a benefit."

The campaign is called "Fix Medicare Now."

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