Fiscal Cliff

Fiscal Cliff Would Slash Physicians' Medicare Compensation

And we're talking about getting the government more involved in medicine because ...

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As the nation hurtles toward the fiscal cliff, doctors are staring down a much more daunting abyss, a panel of experts said Thursday at POLITICO Pro's health care breakfast briefing.

Not only do doctors face a 2 percent cut in Medicare reimbursements because of the failure — thus far — to avoid sequestration, but they're also looking at a 27 percent reduction in pay in the absence of a deal to fix the Medicare payment formula.