Medicare to Raise Physicians' Payments
The, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Medicare will raise the amount it reimburses physicians for their fees by an average of 7.7 percent on Jan. 1, with surgeons in line for the biggest increases, the government announced Monday.
The increases, which are larger than the administration of President Bill Clinton wanted, will mean an extra $2.2 billion for physicians who treat the nation's 36 million elderly or disabled Medicare beneficiaries.
Medicare is raising its fee reimbursements 12.2 percent for surgical services, 7.9 percent for primary care services and 5.2 percent for other nonsurgical services.
The surgeons got the heftiest increase because they performed fewer surgeries in 1993 than a …
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