Everything is going up but your payments

By Robert C. Fine, JD, CAE; Robert Jasak, JD; and Matthew Twetten

Orthopaedists face 11+ percent Medicare payment cut

Orthopaedists are facing possible across-the-board Medicare payment cuts of more than 11 percent, starting in January 2008. Physicians in other specialties are facing similar payment cuts. If these cuts take place, they will be among the largest since the “resource-based” Medicare physician payment system started in 1992.

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