Wanna stop whining only about current state of medicine? Stop the 21.2% cut!

medhacker

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WANT TO STOP WHINING ONLY ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF MEDICINE? WHY DON'T YOU ACT NOW TO STOP THE 21.2% MEDICARE CUT - CALL YOUR CONGRESSPEOPLE NOW!

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Congress Adjourns for Easter without Fixing 21.2% Cut to Medicare Payments

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Congress has adjourned for a two week recess and guess what they forgot to do before they left? You guessed it; they forgot to approve legislation preventing implementation of a drastic cut in Medicare physician payments. As a result, physician payments under Medicare will be cut 21.3% on Thursday, April 1 - and this is not an April fool's joke.

In what has become standard operating procedure, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold claims for 10 business days as allowed under current law. This means that Congress - specifically the United States Senate - has until Wednesday, April 14 to approve the "Continuing Extension Act of 2010" (HR 4851). H.R. 4851 would extend 2009 Medicare payment rates through April 30. This legislation was approved by the House on March 17.

While Congress is off enjoying their recess, Medicare beneficiaries are left wondering if their physician will be available to them after April 1. You face the uncertainty of not knowing what your Medicare payments will be for services provided and how your practice will survive.

This bipartisan comedy of errors must stop. Call your Senators and Representatives and demand that they take immediate action to prevent the implementation of the 21.3% cut in Medicare payments and demand that they stop jeopardizing access to health care for millions of Medicare patients and military families through their failure to fulfill the promises made to them. It is time for Congress to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR).
 

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So where the keyboard warriors at???

I don't see you calling your senators or representatives!! :rolleyes:






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THE AMA sucks..
 

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So what happened to the cut being pushed back to October 2010??? You guys think they will push it back to 14th or really let it go through? Historically, haven't they always pushed cuts this big off???
 

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It won't be passed. There is no need to 'write' anyone, though you can if it makes you happy. This is the annual cut that is always delayed, and it will be this time. In fact, I've heard that the Democrats will introduce a bill to permanently stop this cut pretty soon. Some say it was in return for AMA's endorsement of their healthcare bill. In any case, the cuts won't go through, even if just for political reasons. The dems don't want to see an exodus of doctors from medicare.
 

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It won't be passed. There is no need to 'write' anyone, though you can if it makes you happy. This is the annual cut that is always delayed, and it will be this time. In fact, I've heard that the Democrats will introduce a bill to permanently stop this cut pretty soon. Some say it was in return for AMA's endorsement of their healthcare bill. In any case, the cuts won't go through, even if just for political reasons. The dems don't want to see an exodus of doctors from medicare.

I believe it was the Repubs that prevented it from being voted on before the Easter recess... this is the second month in a row they have not extended it before the time passes (Last month it was passed like March 2nd-3rd) and now it will be close to the real deadline before they resume congress). Yeah, the bill to permanently stop the cuts have been discussed, but until it is passed, this issue keeps coming up and the longer they go without doing it, the more likely it is that they just sweep it under the rug and let it happen...
 

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It won't be passed. There is no need to 'write' anyone, though you can if it makes you happy. This is the annual cut that is always delayed, and it will be this time. In fact, I've heard that the Democrats will introduce a bill to permanently stop this cut pretty soon. Some say it was in return for AMA's endorsement of their healthcare bill. In any case, the cuts won't go through, even if just for political reasons. The dems don't want to see an exodus of doctors from medicare.


And you were saying? :rolleyes:


Senate Rejects "Doc Fix," Medicare Fees Cut 21%

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/723782?sssdmh=dm1.622478&src=nl_newsalert&uac=124310FG