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Monday, July 21, 2008

TMA BACK TO THE LONG-TERM MEDICARE GRIND

The drama of the past five weeks is over. Disaster was averted as Congress quickly and decisively overturned President Bush’s veto of the bill reversing the 10.6-percent cut in physicians’ Medicare payments. But all we’ve really done is bought ourselves 18 months to overhaul the Medicare funding formula. And we’re back to the basics of TMA’s Texas Medicare Manifesto, working with Congress to enact a rational physician payment system that automatically keeps up with the cost of running a practice and is backed by a stable funding source.

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