On March 23, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act H.R. 3590 into law. A number of key provisions in the new law may have an immediate impact on your practice and your patients, while others have a much longer time frame before they will take effect.
Medicare payment changes
Although Congress will address the flawed sustainable growth rate formula in separate legislation later this year, H.R. 3590 includes a number of payment improvements for physicians that, combined, will result in immediate and significant Medicare payment increases for many physicians.
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