Impending Medicare cuts offer options, opportunities and obstacles
Abstract: Over the past five years, Medicare has proposed cuts to professional and technical fees for physician services. Each year these cuts have been stopped or delayed, but they’re inevitable at some point in the near future. And even if the proposed budget cuts don’t go into effect this year, the professional and technical fee cuts are likely to occur as a result of the increased demand. This article discusses the impending cuts and offers tips on how physicians and health care organizations can begin preparing for them.