WPS Medicare does not expect any holds on claims processing despite the late passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which contains several Medicare payment provisions for 2013. The law prevents the scheduled 26.5 percent sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula cut for 2013 and provides an extension of the 1.0 floor on the physician work geographic practice cost index.
Because of the late passage, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also extended the 2013 annual participation enrollment period to February 15. More information about the Medicare enrollment options for physicians is online.
Additional details about the Medicare provisions in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 are available on the CMS website.