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Medicare Doctor Pay: Why Is It So Hard To Fix?

Posted on 02/28/2013 by |Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Mary Agnes Carey, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News While physicians have sidestepped drastic Medicare payment cuts for 2013, doctors’ groups and lawmakers are gearing up for yet another battle to scrap the formula that forces Congress to consider the “doc fix” on a yearly basis. For doctors, the nail-biter has become a familiar but frustrating rite. Lawmakers invariably defer the cuts prescribed by a 1997 reimbursement formula, which everyone agrees is broken beyond repair. But the deferrals are always temporary …