On Monday, April 1, the practical fiscal impact of federal sequestration will take effect. For physicians participating in the Medicare program, this means that you will see a 2 percent reduction on all claims that you submit for services provided on or after April 1. The American Medical Association (AMA) has prepared some important information that addresses this and a variety of other issues associated with the federal sequestration process. Click here to access this document with answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs).
This issue is clearly an important one. We are all very concerned about the impact of sequestration on your practice and your patients and we invite you to share with us your experiences, anecdotes, etc. about its effect. We will pass on this important information to the AMA and to our Congressional delegation. (Click here to provide comments.)
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