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Medicare physician pay cuts officially kick in Wednesday

Medicare physician pay cuts officially kick in Wednesday

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it will hold physician claims for 14 calendar days, thereby delaying 21% rate cuts otherwise set to take effect Wednesday.

Numerous Medicare funding 'extenders' at risk for expiration

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While long-term care professionals have at least two more weeks to agonize over the fate of a bill that would permanently repeal the current Medicare physicians funding formula, a host of other key funding "extenders" set to expire also hang in the balance.

Government spending on healthcare for the poor jumped 37% in 3 years, report shows

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Federal spending on healthcare programs for the poor grew 37% between fiscal years 2008 and 2011, a government report released Thursday shows.