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Doctors face Medicare cut on Jan. 18

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
Associated Press / December 21, 2011
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Nearly 650,000 doctors caring for millions of seniors will get a steep cut in Medicare payments Jan. 18 unless a gridlocked Congress issues a reprieve, program officials said yesterday. A provision waiving a scheduled 27.4 percent cut in physician reimbursement was included in the payroll tax legislation now ensnared in partisan political wrangling between the House and Senate.

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