2007 Medicare Changes – Update

December 11, 2006

Great news! Vachette Pathology has learned that the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 has passed both the House and the Senate. The final bill includes the elimination of the January 1,2007 scheduled ‘5.0 percent’ decrease in reimbursement for physician services. Instead, it mandates a one-year freeze on the current Medicare rates. The bill also includes continuation of the exception that allows independent laboratories to bill for the technical component of medical services. Once this has been signed by the President, CMS must write regulations and put the new changes into practice.

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