Congress Extends Freeze in Medicare Reimbursement for 30 Days

Physician reimbursement under the Medicare program will not face a 21% cut, at least not for the next 30 days. Yesterday, on March 2, 2010, the Senate passed the Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (H.R. 4691, 111th Cong. ยง 5 (2010)), which postponed the effective date of a planned 21% fee reduction for an additional 30 days – until March 28, 2010. CMS has stated its belief that Congress will continue to work to avoid implementation of the negative fee schedule update.

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