CMS has said that it will hold physician claims for 14 calendar days and delay the 21% rate cuts that are otherwise set to take effect Wednesday. Last week, the Senate recessed without acting on H.R. 2, which has been approved by the House already. Senate officials want to reassure everyone that the two-week delay will not impact doctors. The Senate will have only two days to act on the bill before the rate cuts take chunks out of payments sent to doctors. The Senate reconvenes on April 13.
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