President Signs One-Year Delay of Medicare Physician Pay Cuts


On December 15, 2010, the President signed into law a one-year delay of the potential 25 percent cut in physician reimbursement rates under Medicare and other extensions of expiring healthcare provisions.  The Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 maintains current funding levels through 12/31/2011 at an estimated cost of $14.9 billion.  The legislation also includes extensions of other expiring health care provisions, including the exceptions process for Medicare therapy caps ($900 million); the Medicare work geographic adjustment floor ($500 million); the Transitional Medical Assistance program ($1 billion), and the Special Diabetes Program ($600 million).  

About Sam Fish

Sam Fish has over 40 years of legal experience in federal and state human services laws and programs, having joined PCG in 1995 after serving as Chief Counsel, Region I, for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for more than 25 years. At PCG, Sam provides legal advice and counsel and has served on many projects that required legal research and interpretation and implementation of many federal and state laws.

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