Medpage Today: Cardiologists Not Happy With SGR 'Fix'
The continual postponement of the SGR cuts has dampened the enthusiasm of younger cardiologists, said Robert O. Bonow, MD, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. ... In addition to the current economic uncertainty, cardiologists had already been dealing with slashes in reimbursement that took effect in 2010. These included cuts to nuclear imaging, echocardiograms, left heart catheterizations, and EKGs (Kaiser, 2/22).
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