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Plan To Pay Less For Certain Diagnostic Tests Draws Fire

The Boston Globe: Medicare Payment Changes Draw Fire
Neurologists in Boston and nationwide are objecting to a plan that would pay them less for certain diagnostic tests, a change meant to cut Medicare costs and direct more money to primary care physicians whose pay is widely seen as inadequate even before they take on more work under the national health care overhaul. The neurologists are asking federal regulators to reconsider the plan and argue that the cuts, made under a provision of the Affordable Care Act, could undermine patient care and limit access to neurology services (Conaboy, 11/26).

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