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December 31, 2012 – Fiscal Cliff

This blog is not intended to address all the issues surrounding the fiscal cliff but just to comment that as of today, December 31, 2012, there is not a resolution of the problem.  As set forth in a recent AP article, this creates potential reduction in payments to health care providers in various ways.  In […]

Sustainable Growth Rate: Here We Go Again!

As you can see from CMS’ notice CMS intends to process bills after January 1, 2013 at the lower Medicare reimbursement rate if the issue is not resolved prior to that date.  Does this mean administration expects that a resolution of the issue will not be retroactive? Regrettably, resolving the Sustainable Growth Rate issue for […]

Physician Payment Rates

As we discussed in many prior blogs [(1); (2); (3); (4); (5); (6); (7); (8); (9); (10); (11); (12); and (13)], if it is not addressed, the Sustainable Growth Rate will result in physician compensation being substantially reduced on January 1, 2013.  […]


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