Figures Show Impact of Legislation Averting 2011 Medicare SGR Cuts

President Obama signed the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, delaying a 25% cut in Medicare physician payments through the end of 2011.  The cut would have taken effect on January 1, 2011.

The estimated total impact from the change in Medicare allowed charges is $20.49 billion dollars, according to the AMA Economic and Health Policy Research Division. In North Carolina, the average impact per physician is estimated to be $29,000.

Click here to view the Medicare Extension Impact Table, which shows the impact state-by-state.


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