medical billing NY WCH Service Bureau, Inc
ICD-10

Need Help

Medical Billing Assistance

(718)312-8068

Email:billingonline@wchsb.com

Technical Live Assistance

Ilya Mirolyubov

System Administrator

(718)934-6714 ext 1111

Email:wchtech@wchsb.com

NEED HELP

Live Assistance
Reference Prior Phone Call

QR Codes of our services

WCHSB QR Code Credentialing QR Code Insurance Enrolment QR Code

Shabbat Time

Shabbat is the seventh day of the Jewish week and a day of rest in Judaism.

bbb Department of Banking

HealthCare News

27.4% cut has been postponed by Medicare for 10 months

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Congress passed a bill to delay a scheduled 27% cut in Medicare payments by 10 months, and the president released his 2013 proposed budget, which requests a slight increase for health programs.

Congress Passes SGR Deal

The House of Representatives voted 293-132 late Friday morning to pass a compromise bill that would delay the Medicare rate cut, and the Senate passed it by a 60-36 vote less than an hour later.

The compromise -- which also provides a year-long payroll tax cut extension and an extension of unemployment benefits -- would hold Medicare payment rates to doctors steady at 2011 rates through this year. Without legislative action, a 27.4% reduction in Medicare payments was scheduled to kick in on March 1. The cut is called for under the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula.

The price tag on the "doc fix" is close to $18 billion and will be paid for by cutting other areas of the budget, including certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Doctor's groups were relieved the 27% cut wouldn't go into effect, but called the bill a missed opportunity to permanently repeal the SGR.

 

Source: MedPage Today, Published: February 18, 2012

 

WCH NEWS

     Replace the G codes you’ve been using to bill for smoking cessation counseling of patients who ...

Read more

Important Info

Medicare covers an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) providing Personalized Prevention Plan Services (PPPS...

Read more

Payment Options

Pay now

WCH NEWSLetter

Summer 2016 Bulletin

Read more

Live chat by BoldChat

Never miss an update from WCH

Subscribe for our newsletters!

Your name:

Your e-mail:

Recieve monthly newsletters