The Myth of the "Doc Fix"
Publication Date: June 2010
Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)
Author(s): John Graham
Keywords: doc fix; medical fees
Coverage: United States
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.