Double Hit Looms for Doctors, Hospitals

If Jan. 1 comes around with no fiscal cliff deal, the doctors and hospitals who take Medicare patients are going to get dinged twice — once by sequestration, and again by the lack of a “doc fix.”

It’s an industry that has gotten all too accustomed to Congress letting big cuts go through, only to fix them retroactively. In the past few years, more than one cut in the Medicare physician formula has gone into effect, only to be patched up later.

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Source: Politico