AMA President: Five top federal issues that will affect physicians in 2014
5 top federal issues that will affect physicians in 2014
An AMA Viewpoints post by AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD
The new year is only just beginning, but it’s safe to say it will be another eventful one. On the schedule are weighty issues that could have a significant impact on physicians and patients in 2014 and years to come.
1. Repeal of Medicare’s failed SGR formula. Congress will continue its work on repeal legislation following the winter recess. In addition to eliminating the tremendous instability that comes with the SGR formula, the bills under consideration offer other significant improvements over current law. Read about the five things physicians need to know in my last AMA Viewpoints post.