MGMA, Others Urge Congress to Stop Medicare Cuts

 On December 1, physicians will be facing 23.6% percent Medicare payment cut unless Congress acts. An additional cut is set for January 1, 2011 of 6.5% Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) cited results from a recent survey showing over 65% of practices reporting plans to limit accepting new Medicare patients and over half would suspend plans to purchase new clinical facilities or equipment. MGMA along with many other key stakeholders and organizations are urging practices, once again, to reach out to Congress before lame duck post-election inertia sets in and ask them to act on this concern

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