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Senate Delays SGR Cuts One Month



Medicare's 25% physician pay cut scheduled to take effect Dec. 1 has been postponed for another 30 days, until Jan. 1, under a two-part agreement.



1 comments on "Senate Delays SGR Cuts One Month"
American Medical Association (11/19/2010 at 2:35 PM)

The Senate's bipartisan action to stop the Medicare cut for one month will help avert an immediate health care access crisis for seniors this December 1. This, however, is a short-term reprieve, and more work must be done to prevent a Medicare meltdown. A new AMA poll found that four out of five people want Congress to act immediately to stop the Medicare physician payment cut. The AMA urges Congress to pass legislation to stabilize payments for 2011 as soon as they return from the Thanksgiving holiday to add security to the program for patients and physicians, and allow time to develop a long-term solution to the broken physician payment system.