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AMA Head Readies New Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Push

Andrew Villegas and Mary Agnes Carey check in with Cecil B. Wilson, president of the American Medical Association. No matter what the outcome of the midterm elections, the AMA is hard at work on a new proposal to fix the Medicare physician payment system. The AMA wants to stave off cuts of up to 30 percent, slated to begin taking effect Dec. 1. AMA chief Cecil B. Wilson talks with Kaiser Health News about the looming cuts, why it’s increasingly difficult for doctors to see Medicare patients in America and how the AMA will soon try to lobby lawmakers for a permanent fix to the system.

Read excerpts from the interview.

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