End Of Medicare Bonus Program Will Cut Pay To Primary Care Doctors

(By – Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News)

Many primary care practitioners will be a little poorer next year because of the expiration of a health law program that has been paying them a 10 percent bonus for caring for Medicare patients. Some say the loss may trickle down to the patients, who could have a harder time finding a doctor or have to wait longer for appointments. But others say the program has had little impact on their practices, if they were aware of it at all. Read more…

 

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