Health Providers Gird For Battle Over Deficit Cuts

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 6:08 PM EST) -- With the election over and the Affordable Care Act here to stay, health care providers are gearing up for a bruising battle over physician payment rates and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid as Congress turns its attention toward reducing the deficit. 

Congress is expected to tackle deficit reduction in its lame-duck session beginning next week, aiming to cut $1.2 trillion from the deficit in order to avoid a massive, across-the-board cut known as sequestration. With Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program together accounting for...
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