Medicare cuts will hurt care for seniors

June 2005
Urology Times;6/1/2005, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p26
The article reports that according to a survey conducted by the American Medical Association, when the first Medicare payment cuts take place, 38% of physicians will decrease the number of new Medicare patients they accept. The survey also showed that if Medicare payments are cut by about 5% in 2006, 61 % of physicians plan to defer purchase of new medical equipment and 54% plan to defer purchase of information technology.


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