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Dramatic Growth Projected in Visits by Elderly Patients to Emergency Departments Underscores Urgency of Medicare Physician Payment Fix
Date:12/5/2007

follow Medicare's lead in payment rates.

Congress must enact a long-term solution that ends the Medicare physician payment cuts and puts in place a two-year, fully funded increase. We look forward to working with Congress over the next two years designing a comprehensive solution to the flawed Medicare system."

The Alliance of Specialty Medicine is the largest physician organization in the country, comprised of 11 national medical specialty societies representing more than 200,000 practicing physicians and the millions of patients they serve each day. The Alliance is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the enactment of sound federal policy that ensures patient access to the highest quality specialty care.


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