Cuts to provider pay won’t “reform” anything, insiders say

Doctors face the prospect of payment cuts regardless of whether a deal is made to avoid the impending “fiscal cliff,” experts warn, and cuts may still be part of any deal. In the absence of a deal, doctors will see reimbursements from Medicare cut by 2% as part of sequestration, but also on the horizon is a 27% reduction in pay if the program’s payment formula is not addressed. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (11/29)