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Final rules include further doc pay cut
Modern Healthcare

A sharp 23% cut to Medicare physician fees is scheduled to take effect Dec. 1 and will be followed a month later by another 1.9% reduction under final rules released by the CMS.

The CMS announced the 24.9% reduction as of Jan. 1 in final rules for upcoming payment changes for doctors (PDF), and also published final rules for home health agencies (PDF), hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgery centers (PDF).