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Medicare Plans Ahead for Doctor Cuts

Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 12:31 PM

WASHINGTON — Medicare has set up a damage control plan to deal with steep cuts to doctors that a gridlocked Congress may be unable to head off by Jan. 1.

Officials are telling doctors and other clinical providers that Medicare will hold claims for services during the first two weeks of 2012 to avoid passing on a 27 percent cut in payments, which would be required unless Congress acts.

Compromise tax legislation the Senate passed last week would have prevented the cut, allowing two more months for lawmakers to negotiate. But House Republicans are rejecting that deal.

The Obama administration says Congress is putting at risk health care for Medicare beneficiaries and military retirees. Medicare, in an email alert to doctors, said the claims hold should have "minimal impact" on cash flow.

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WASHINGTON Medicare has set up a damage control plan to deal with steep cuts to doctors that a gridlocked Congress may be unable to head off by Jan. 1.Officials are telling doctors and other clinical providers that Medicare will hold claims for services during the first...
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