tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2011 Issue 16

Part B Payment: Government's Debt Deal Could Hurt Your Medicare Pay

Medicare cuts are on the back burner for now, but will be on the docket if future cuts are needed. Government representatives worked long hours to create a debt ceiling deal to remedy the country's fiscal issues, and the deal offered both good news and bad news for Medicare providers. The agreement (which was signed into law on Aug. 2) does not impact Medicare pay as part of its first round of cuts, but if the government can't find anywhere else to save money down the road, round two will kick in -- and that could lead to an...

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