What does Medicare cost? MSV President Alice Coombs, MD on the AMA Podcast

From 2001 to 2023, Medicare payment has declined 26% when adjusted for inflation. What are the real-world consequences of declining Medicare physician payment?

Dr. Alice Coombs, an anesthesiologist and internist at VCU Health, joins to discuss the ways this underpayment impacts physicians and patient care, including longer wait times and less access to care. Dr. Coombs also shares how physicians can advocate for change based on her experience as the president of the Medical Society of Virginia. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

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