"Fiscal cliff" creates confusion for health care providers

12/31/2012 | Huffington Post, The

Millions of Americans with Medicare and Medicaid coverage could be affected as health care providers deal with the confusion of the federal budget fight. Doctors also face a 26.5% cut in Medicare payments on Jan. 1, as well as further cuts under automatic spending reductions. The problems experienced by Medicare beneficiaries when trying to find new primary care doctors will only get worse, American Medical Association President Dr. Jeremy Lazarus said.

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