Physicians who see Medicare patients will see a 2 percent reduction in their payments beginning April 1 – unless Congress prevents the across-the-board federal budget cuts before the sequester takes effect March 1.
The 2 percent Medicare cut is part of broader cuts required under the Budget Control Act of 2011, which will slash domestic and defense spending to eliminate $1.2 trillion from the federal budget over the next decade. The sequestration cuts originally were scheduled to take effect Jan. 1 but were delayed under the American Taxpayer Relief Act that became law Jan. 3.
You’re encouraged to contact members of the Indiana Congressional delegation and urge them to find a better solution for reducing the national deficit.
For Congressional telephone numbers, see here. To send an email, click on the name and you’ll be redirected to individual websites with email links.