AAFP: GOP plan needs more support for family physicians

03/5/2013 | AAFP News Now

The AAFP said House Republicans don't do enough to bolster primary care in their draft proposal to eliminate the sustainable growth rate formula and reform Medicare's fee-for-service system. A letter to House GOP leaders from AAFP Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., said while the Academy supports the overall direction of the plan, it should include a pay increase for family physicians, and needs to make permanent the primary care incentive payment and a Medicaid parity regulation from the health care reform law.

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