Obama signs "fiscal cliff" bill delaying SGR fee cuts

01/4/2013 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, popularly known as the "fiscal cliff" legislation. The measure delays for one year an almost 27% cut in doctor fees under the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula. The bill, however, compensates for the temporary SGR fix with budget cuts in other areas, including $800 million in fee cuts in radiology and $300 million in cuts in radiation oncology.

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