tci Part B Insider - 2008 Issue 1

REIMBURSEMENT: Legislators Give Docs a Happy Holiday With 0.5 Percent Pay Raise

But the rule only extends until June 30, so you'll still need another fix mid-yearIf you were holding your breath for a Medicare pay increase, you can finally exhale.The Senate and House passed the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 earlier this week, replacing the scheduled 10.1 percent Medicare pay cut for 2008 with a 0.5 percent increase.The downside: The law expires on June 30, so Medicare allowances after that are still up in the air.-This is a political football,- says David C. Harlow, Esq., of The Harlow Group. -Congress has...

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