Press Release

Statement on 'Doc Fix'

Rich Umbdenstock
President and CEO

November 29, 2010

We support the passage of a 30 day extension of the 'doc fix' by Congress.  Making sure that physicians receive adequate reimbursement for care provided is important for patients and hospitals. 

This extension is a good first step, but physicians face an even greater (30 percent) cut without further Congressional action to prevent a cut after December 31.  The bottom-line is that without this fix patients and communities would be impacted. 

We will continue to work with Congress and physicians to find a longer-term solution, while remaining vigilant against cuts that could be harmful to other parts of the health care system. 

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