Blog | Tuesday, June 22, 2010

QD: News Every Day--Intra-party politics puts doc fix in limbo

A deepening rift between the U.S. House and Senate leaves the doc fix in limbo, as millions of claims go through with a 21.3% cut in physician reimbursement. The Senate took the took fix out of a larger piece of legislation to get just that component passed, but now the House is balking at that approach--they want the rest of the package, too. Even if Congress retroactively restores all claims, it will cost millions to reprocess and physician practices are being pushed to the brink in the meantime. (Politico, The Hill)