A Medicare Payment Fix is Long Overdue.

Contact Your Member of Congress Today!


Physicians are the only providers whose Medicare payments do not automatically receive an annual inflationary update. As a result, Medicare physician payments have lagged 26% behind the rate of inflation growth since 2001.

The North Carolina Medical Society joins the AMA, other state medical societies and national specialty academies in seeking congressional action to remedy this payment disparity. Specifically, we are encouraging our members of Congress to support H.R. 2474, legislation that would reform this flawed system and provide annual inflationary updates, based on the Medicare Economic Index (MEI).

This legislation is a step toward fixing payment inequities and injecting more financial stability into physician practices, allowing them to invest in new ways of providing care and ultimately assuring Medicare beneficiaries have access to high-quality care.

We are asking NCMS members to contact members of Congress and urge them to help fix the flawed Medicare physician payment system by supporting H.R. 2474 today! Click below to take action TODAY and let members of the house know why they should support this bill.

Thank you for supporting our advocacy efforts and for encouraging your colleagues to do likewise.