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House leaders released additional details on a permanent Medicare physician payment system “doc fix” agreement. Congress must act soon, or doctors will experience a 21% Medicare payment cut when the current doc fix expires at the end of March. Due to the collective efforts of GNYHA and its members, the bill contains no GME or so-called “site-neutral” cuts or cuts in Medicaid payments to states.
The New York State Senate released its budget proposals for the State fiscal year beginning April 1, following the Assembly’s release of its budget on Monday. There are provisions from all three proposed budgets (Governor Cuomo, Assembly, Senate) GNYHA supports and several we oppose. GNYHA has created a side-by-side comparison of the Executive, Assembly, and Senate budgets, and GNYHA’s positions.
On February 2, President Barack Obama released a $3.99 trillion budget for Federal fiscal year 2016 that includes a massive $16.3 billion cut to graduate medical education (GME) funding and a significant hospital “site-neutral” outpatient cut, among proposed reductions.
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