Working together to understand and fix the flawed payment system


In a recent blog post, chair-elect of the Interventional Scientific Council Stephen R. Ramee, MD, FACC, talks about “the 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which continues the CMS' campaign to reduce payments for complex procedures and diagnostic tests in order to redirect resources to other services. Congress’s inability to fix the Sustainable Growth Rate has meant a decline in real terms in the resources our nation devotes to paying for the physician services Medicare patients need and deserve.” Read more about how this is affecting cardiologists on the ACC in Touch Blog.

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