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Facing Medicare pay cut, many doc groups ready to curtail service: survey
Modern Healthcare

Almost half (45%) of physician group practices responding to an MGMA-ACMPE survey said they would cut back on appointments for new Medicare patients if Congress does not act to avert a steep Medicare physician pay cut. Meanwhile, 76% of those surveyed said they would reduce staff salaries and/or benefits, and 60% reported they have delayed buying new equipment or facilities in the past decade as lawmakers made short term fixes to Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula.