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Doctors Glad That Fiscal Cliff Deal Protected Their Reimbursements
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Some doctors in California are expressing relief after the deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff protected their reimbursements for treating Medicare patients.

Paul Phinney, president of the California Medical Association, says Congress halted a nearly 27 percent Medicare payment cut that would have devastated doctors.

“They would have had to lay off staff,” Phinney says, “even be faced with actually closing their practices, should the cuts have gone into effect.”