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Ugent Message From American Psychological Association, ‘Three Weeks To Stop Medicare Cuts’

As we [American Psychological Association Practice Organization] reported last week, the situation on Capitol Hill has once again shifted dramatically with the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to reach agreement on $1.2 trillion in debt savings. Legislative leaders have begun to discuss options to address critical, time-sensitive issues by the end […]

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ACP Says “Congress Must ‘Go Big’ On Physician Payment Reform”

The American College of Physicians (ACP) today told the 112th Congress to “go big” by reforming Medicare payments, including enacting a permanent end to scheduled Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) physician payment cuts. The urgent need for Congress to act was demonstrated by today’s release of a Medicare final rule, announcing a 27.4 percent across-the-board […]

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Physicians Issue Plea For Congress To Help Patients By Stopping Medicare SGR Cuts

The American College of Physicians (ACP) today is sending a video to Congressional leaders and others that features internists – speaking in their own words – issuing a heartfelt plea for Congress to avert the scheduled Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cut and work toward putting an end to the repeated cycle of cuts. The […]

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Senate Moves To Delay SGR One Month – Your Continued Pressure Needed

On November 18 the Senate passed legislation postponing the 23% Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cut one month through December 31, 2010. The bill (HR 5712) passed by unanimous consent and is expected to be considered by the House on November 29. Included in this announcement is a “call to action” with links and a suggested […]

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Healthcare Providers’ Help Is Needed On Critical Medicare Payment Issues

Next week the House and Senate return for the lame duck session, and they face critical Medicare reimbursement issues. If they fail to act, the 23% Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cut will take effect on December 1 and the 5% psychotherapy payment restoration will expire on December 31. Psychology needs your help to ensure Congress […]

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APA Practice Organization Leading The Fight to Halt Medicare MEI Cuts

As you know, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its proposed rule on the 2011 Medicare fee schedule – and there is a lot at stake for practicing psychologists. As we [American Psychological Association Practice Organization – APAPO] have mentioned previously, in addition to reflecting an expected cut to all services […]

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