FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2012
AARP Media Relations
AARP Applauds Passage of Medicare Physician Reimbursement Rates
Measure will ensure access to doctors for millions of seniors in Medicare
WASHINGTON – AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement following the Senate’s vote on Medicare physician reimbursement rates included in the package passed by the House of Representatives:
“With today’s passage of legislation to stabilize physician reimbursement, millions of seniors in Medicare will have the peace of mind in knowing that they will still have access to their doctors. We’re pleased that Congress worked together to avoid devastating cuts to physicians’ Medicare reimbursement through the end of this year.
“However, for too long, the so-called ‘doc fix’ has been an annual game of chicken on Capitol Hill. And with another temporary patch in place, both the size of future cuts and the cost of fixing the flawed physician payment system continue to increase.
“We will continue to work with Congress to address the flawed physician payment system and find a solution that gives seniors in Medicare and the physicians who care for them the stability they deserve.”
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