Congress moves to postpone physician fee cuts

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bill Passes, Medicare Cuts Averted


Published January 1, 2013

The 26.5% cut in Medicare reimbursement mandated by the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula was averted in a literal 11th hour vote Tuesday in the House of Representatives. The House vote to pass the “fiscal cliff” bill ok’d earlier by the Senate delays the SGR cuts for a year and pushes back another 2% cut for 2 months.