Wednesday, March 3, 2010

More on Medicare payment shenanigans

In case you missed the latest in the Medicare payment shenanigans in Washington, the Senate voted again last night to delay the 21 percent cuts. (This after Sen. Bunning blocked the bill last week.)

Now, Congress has until April 1 to fix the flawed payment formula.

From AMA President J. James Rohack, MD: “Physicians are outraged by the Senate’s failure to act before the March 1 deadline, as their patients and practices are hurt by the continued instability in the Medicare system.”

He continues to say, “The vicious cycle of short-term delays … must come to an end.”

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