Doctors Beg Congress Not To Ax Medicaid Fee Boost

Law360, New York (December 6, 2012, 4:37 PM EST) -- The country's doctors on Wednesday pleaded with congressional leaders not to cut a federally funded Medicaid payment increase for primary-care doctors in order to pay for other spending, namely a one-year extension of the current physician payment rates under Medicare.

The American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association, along with dozens of other national and local doctors groups together representing most American doctors, said cutting the increase would thwart the public health goals of increasing access to primary...
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