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AMA Backs Health Reform

he nation’s largest physician lobby has officially endorsed the Senate’s health reform package—which cleared key hurdles over the weekend—after it won assurances from lawmakers that they would work to craft a long-term solution for Medicare payment come January 2010.

The original Senate bill included a measure that would erase a 21% pay cut in 2010 with a 0.5% increase, but an amendment, filed on Saturday, squashed the provision.

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20091221/FREE/312219953

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December 21, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, Health care delivery, physicians | , , , ,

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