Docs in a fix: Some will see Medicare fee cuts for a while

It turns out the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) can’t turn itself on a dime, and as a result, some doctors will see reimbursement cut by 21.1 percent temporarily. The Senate’s 10 p.m. vote on April 15 to repeal the sustainable growth rate formula came too late for CMS to pull the switch on cuts fully, The Hill reported. CMS promised to reprocess Medicare claims for shortchanged physicians after it updates the system.