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The Myth of the "Doc Fix"

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Publication Date: June 2010

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): John Graham

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Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: doc fix; medical fees

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

In order to prevent a one-fifth drop in the fees physicians receive under Medicare, Congress is proposing another in a series of temporary fixes. The American Medical Association (AMA) engaged in an expensive lobbying campaign to implement the so-called "doc fix" for Medicare Part B, but Congress is unlikely to permanently solve the problem.