Medicare: Sequester Cuts Medicare Fees by 2 Percent


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Topic Medicare: Sequester Cuts Medicare Fees by 2 Percent
Background Medicare payments to physicians will drop 2 percent because Congress and President Obama failed to avoid the sequestration budget cuts. Although the sequestration takes effect March 1, an American Medical Association advisory says the Medicare fee reductions will not begin until April 1.
Regulating Body Medicare
Compliance Date 4/1/2013
Consequences Physicians will see a 2-percent reduction in fees.
Next Steps ​Physicians should continue to monitor notices from TMA regarding any changes to this cut, what dates of service it will apply to and how the 2 percent will be applied.
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