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Medicare legislation lowdown

Physician Practice Perspective, February 4, 2004

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Many provisions of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003improved reimbursement rates for physicians, bonuses and grants for practicing in designated areas, coverage for services previously excluded from Medicareallow physicians and practice managers to breathe a little easier. However, the bill may provide only temporary relief since none of the provisions last more than three years.

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