tci E/M Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 5

News You Can Use: Stop Worrying About Double-Digit Pay Cuts

Move forward with ICD-10 plans for this fall, too.  Things looked bleak as April began and Congress failed to take action to override the 21 percent Medicare pay cut. But by mid-month, practices rejoiced as the President finalized legislation aimed to prevent physician pay cuts.   Background: The House passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the Senate failed to vote on the bill before departing for a two-week recess on March 27. “Their failure to act leaves physicians facing a devastating 21 percent cut in Medicare reimbursements when the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)...

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