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American Academy of Ophthalmology Issues Statement on Release of Medicare Physician Pay Data April 9, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Ophthalmologists are urging caution in the use of Medicare physician payment data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, joins the medical community in raising concerns that steps should be taken to avoid misinterpretation and errors.
 
American Academy of Ophthalmology Issues Statement of Opposition to Congress' Short-Term Reprieve from Medicare Pay Cut March 31, 2014
WASHINGTON — Ophthalmologists are voicing their anger with Congress’ recent passage of H.R. 4302, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, legislation that only temporarily halts the impending 24 percent cut to Medicare physician pay until April 1, 2015. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, is part of a broad coalition of medical associations which contends that H.R. 4302 jeopardizes bipartisan, bicameral legislation negotiated over the past year to permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate formula used to calculate Medicare physician pay and make other program reforms. It continues to advocate for enactment of a permanent solution.
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