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Physician fee reductions

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

5.4% fee cut "needs to be fixed" to avoid preventing access to care, Scully testifies at a June 12 Senate Appropriations/HHS Subcommittee meeting. The CMS chief was responding to criticism from Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) for previous alleged statements that the reduction would not be a "significant problem" for seniors. Bills to correct the problem have been introduced in the House (1"The Gray Sheet" March 16, 2002, p. 6)...

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