Doctors vs. Hospitals
12:51 PM, Jan 2, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Among the many items bundled into the fiscal cliff fix there was another delay in implementing cuts to physician payments for Medicare services. It wasn't hard, though. Congress has had plenty of practice handling what is called the "doc fix," since it has been doing it almost routinely for the last decade.
As the Kaiser Health News explains:
Since Congress doesn't want to rush into this thing, it found the money for a one-year patch by cutting reimbursements ... to hospitals.
Best advice to those on Medicare: don't get sick until Washington has had time to figure this out. Say, in another ten years or so.
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