Sequestration Cuts Cast Long Shadow Over Reimbursement Rates

Sequestration Cuts Cast Long Shadow Over Reimbursement Rates

 

As noted in the January/February/March 2013 issue of The California Podiatric Physician providers will not only be hit with a 2% reduction in Medicare reimbursement rates, but that the 2 per cent reduction would also be applied to Medicare EHR incentive payments for reporting periods ending on or after April 1, 2013 (If the last day of the reporting period occurs before April 1, 2013, those incentive payments will not be subject to the reduction.) Medicaid (Medi-Cal) is exempt from the sequestration cuts.

Additionally, CPMA has recently learned that Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net and United Healthcare are passing on the 2 per cent sequestration cuts to physician payments for Medicare Advantage patients