Physician Pay Cut Averted By Doc Fix in the Fiscal Cliff Legislation

Physicians can breathe a sigh of relief that their Medicare reimbursement will not be decreased for at least another year.  The “fiscal cliff” legislation that was passed by Congress on New Year’s Day and signed by President Obama Wednesday night (January 2, 2013) averted the planned cut in Medicare payments for physicians that were scheduled to take place on January 1, 2013.  The press has primarily focused on the income tax aspects of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  However, the legislation included several provisions relating to health care and the Medicare program, not the least of which was the “doc fix” provision that averted the “physician pay cut.”

Doc Fix – V-Blog Presentation

You can view our v-blog presentation in the Fiscal Cliff and the Doc Fix by clicking on the following link:


Note: Music provided under Creative Commons License:  Op. 7, No. 2 – The Rooms in Cerro Concepción by Tom Fahy

Op. 7, No. 2 – The Rooms in Cerro Concepción (Tom Fahy) / CC BY-SA 3.0
For coverage of additional health care provisions that were contained in the Fiscal Cliff Legislation, view our more recent blog post.  Health Care – Fiscal Cliff

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