Physician fee cut delayed
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
The fiscal 2010 defense appropriations bill, passed by the House Dec. 16 and slated for a vote in the Senate Dec. 19, includes a two-month delay to a scheduled 21.2% across-the-board pay cut in Medicare physician payments. The cut is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, based on the statutory sustainable growth rate formula. The House passed legislation permanently reforming SGR in November, but the measure was not successful in the Senate
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