White House budget calls for Medicare cuts, SGR fix

04/11/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

The $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal 2014 proposed by the White House calls for $370 billion in Medicare spending cuts over the next 10 years and replacing sequestration reductions, including the 2% decrease in Medicare payments to physicians. The plan would freeze Medicare physician rates to give the CMS time to develop pay-for-performance plans to replace the sustainable growth rate formula.

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