Physician Reimbursement and Practice

The costs of running a medical practice are increasing each year. With massive looming cuts from the Sustainable Growth Rate, the continuing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and ongoing talks of restructuring Medicare and Medicaid, the physician community faces challenges to adequately provide care under financial constraints. The APA strongly supports efforts in Congress and the executive branch to provide suitable compensation for physicians across the country so they can continue to provide exemplary service to their communities and patients. APA Government Relations monitors existing and proposed federal programs that impact the daily practice of psychiatry and advocates on behalf of our members and their patients.