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Archive for February, 2010

Possible Delay in Medicare Cuts

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

The Senate may give doctors a temporary reprieve from the proposed 21% cuts scheduled for 3/1. Added to the jobs-creation bill is a seven month delay of the cuts to October 1. It all hinges on whether the bill becomes law by the end of this month.

Senate Approves $82 Billion Fix

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

The Senate approved a five-year pay fix totaling $82 billion. That’s how much it will cost to keep 2009 Medicare rates fixed until 2014. Something has to be done to correct the sustainable growth rate (SGR) and the continued cuts to physicians’ reimbursement. Congress has to move quickly since the March 1st deadline is fast approaching.