Blog | Friday, June 11, 2010

QD: News Every Day--No closer to a doc fix than before


Senators are visiting their districts today and Monday, so the earliest they could vote on the doc fix is Tuesday, the day the 21.3% reimbursement cut takes effect. Slowing down the process are the numerous amendments; for example, the duration of the fix is still being negotiated. And, there's amendments such as redefining what makes up a rural health district. In California, some rural areas are seeing urban levels of patient demand, but giving more money to these counties is being seen as a kick-back akin to others that were proposed during health care reform. (Part B News, The Hill)