Where Texas Physicians Stand Up for Border Patients
Texas physician representing the Border Health Caucus travel to the nation’s capital annually to discuss how Congress’ decisions — or lack of decisions—affect doctors’ ability to care for their patients. At the top of their list is Medicare’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate physician payment formula, which if Congress doesn’t fix, physicians could face a pay cut of almost 30 percent Jan. 1, 2014. The cut would jeopardize border Texans’ access to a doctor. BHC physicians also will discuss how the morass of new rules and regulations resulting from the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act are crushing their practices, and the fallout of Texas' Medicaid policy, limiting what it pays physicians who treat dual eligible patients. Physicians told Texas’ congressional delegation these cuts have created a medical emergency for thousands of dual-eligible Texans and the physicians who care for them.
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