President Signs Stopgap Bill to Delay Medicare Physician Payment Cut

President Obama signed into law legislation that provides a stopgap, 31-day delay of the 21.2 percent Medicare physician pay cut that was scheduled to take effect on March 1. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services subsequently advised providers that claims with dates of service March 1 and later, which were being held by Medicare contractors, will be released for processing and payment.

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