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...and fair pay for all?

Physician Practice Perspective, February 21, 2002

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TWO BILLS IN CONGRESS LOBBY FOR FAIR PAY FOR DOCSIf your eyes bulged out when you received your 2002 Medicare Fee Schedule, you may want to let your Congressional representatives know how you feel. While every doctor is smarting from the 5.4% reduction represented by the conversion factor, heart, vascular, and general surgeons are especially badly hit. With an average drop of 9%-15%, cardiac surgeons will see as much as a 22% payment reduction from Medicare on some services. Vascular surgeons are not far behind. Index codes such as coronary artery bypass grafting (33510-33535), c

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