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The sustainable growth rate formula for Medicare physician payment rates has brought the U.S. healthcare system to its knees for the past several years. As physicians face yet another rate reduction this January, the formula is causing many within the profession to question their medicine business practices.
Published in Practice Management
Thursday, 06 September 2012 09:56

SGR Update: How Much is the Repeal Cost for 2012?

Earlier this August, the Congressional Budget Office released a report indicating that lower spending projections to Medicare and Medicaid over the next decade will help lower the federal deficit.
Published in News and Analysis
The American Medical Association's Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee — the group that makes influential decisions in how physicians are paid by Medicare — has added two spots to represent primary care physicians more, according to an American Medical News report.
Published in Practice Management
Currently, Medicare physician pay cuts of 27.4 percent will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012, unless Congress intervenes, and roughly 9 percent of medical groups would cease treating Medicare patients if the cuts went through, according to an American Medical News report.
Published in Practice Management