CMS Sets March 17 Deadline to Change Medicare Status

As physicians consider their participation in the Medicare program, attorneys Kimberly Licata and Steve Shaber, with Poyner Spruill LLP of Raleigh, have prepared a brief guide to help physicians.View To Participate Or Not Participate: That Is the Question Physicians Are Currently Pondering in Light of a Potential 21% Pay Cut under Medicare. The cut in Medicare physician payment fees is scheduled to take effect April 1, 2010, unless Congress intervenes. While there has been some discussion regarding an extension of the March 17 deadline, there is no clear signal that an extension will be granted.

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