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February 2012
Clinical Practice Management
Medicare Physician Payment Cuts Delayed for 10 Months

Earlier this month, Congress passed a measure delaying a 27-percent cut in Medicare physician payments for 10 months, through the end of 2012. The payment cuts had been scheduled to go into effect March 1, 2012, when a previous short-term fix would have expired. Physicians will continue to face periodic payment cuts, limiting patient access to physician services, unless Congress fixes the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment formula, used to calculate Medicare payments to physicians.
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