MedPAC Recommends Pay Freeze For Physicians, Upsetting AMA

By Bridget Early / January 14, 2022 at 5:01 PM
The American Medical Association immediately pushed back against the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s recommendation to freeze pay under the physician fee schedule in 2023, and although Thursday’s (Jan. 13) vote in favor of the recommendation was unanimous, some commissioners expressed concerns a pay freeze could demoralize the workforce. Commissioners’ concerns also stretched to other sectors, including hospitals, though the commission recommended that sector keep a planned pay bump for next year. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission voted Thursday for recommendations...

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