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Medicare pay cuts to doctors: The latest patch

Wall Street Journal Health Blog, February 11, 2010

Medicare payments to doctors are set to be cut by 21% on March 1, but the jobs bill Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is putting together includes a "short-term patch" that would temporarily block the cuts. The bill is still in draft form and has not been formally released, but a draft calls for blocking the scheduled pay cuts through the end of September, the Wall Street Journal Health Blog reports.