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Some local cardiologists fighting Medicare cuts
Ventura County Star - Tom Kisken

Senior citizens with heart problems may have trouble getting the tests or cardiologists they need unless a federal judge blocks new Medicare cuts, according to Ventura County doctors embroiled in a national struggle over reimbursement. The cuts became effective Jan. 1 and include payment reductions of as much as 40 percent to cardiologists for high-tech imaging tests that measure heart damage and stress.