… and a 1.1% payment update for physician services

January 2009
Modern Healthcare;1/12/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p4
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The article focuses on the effort of the U.S. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to urge the Congress to update payments for physician services by 1.1 percent in 2010. MedPAC also called for the approval of a language that would essentially redistribute relative value units for expensive imaging services to other physician services under Medicare. In addition, MedPAC recommended that the U.S. Congress reduce home health payments by 5.5 percent in 2010.


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