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Cardiologists File Suit Over Medicare Payment Rates
Health Leaders Media - Janice Simmons

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has filed a complaint against Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida over “unlawfully adoption” of Medicare payment rates for cardiology services in 2010. The complaint says that Sebelius—in her capacity as the HHS secretary—has based payment rates for cardiology services on the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) that uses an “invalid” physician practice information survey in “a manner that challenges access to care for patients,” ACC said.

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