Med Groups Ask Congress To Repeal Medicare Doctor Pay Cuts

Law360, Washington (September 12, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Several medical groups pushed Congress on Wednesday to repeal a planned 2 percent sequester of Medicare spending and additional slashes to Medicare physician payments, saying the cuts could result in the loss of more than 750,000 health care related jobs.

The groups — led by the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association and American Nurses Association — argued that the cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act and Medicare sustainable growth rate, or SGR, formula would cause devastating effects in the health care arena, which has...
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