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All PA's might soon get a Raise from the CMS

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Hello everyone! A friend of mine (a Urologist) sent me something very cool. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/767033?src=rss

Incase you do not have a medscape account basically the CMS (Medicare) is proposing reimbursement raise for Primary Care Physicians (7% Family, 5% Internal, and 4% geriatrician) as well as PA's and NP's through pay cuts to specialist.


Here are the top 9 pay cuts

1. RadOnc -15%

2. Anesthesiology -3%

3. Cardiology -3%

4. Interventional Radiology -3%

5. Neurosugery -1%

6. Pathology -2%

7. Radiology -4%

8. Urology -2%

9. Vascular Surg -3%


I'm pretty excited for this actually, but seeing as I'm in Urology, I might not get the raise. It did not specify if only family practice, Internal or geriatric PAs would get the raise. This schedule is set for 2013. I think its a step in the right direction to get more medical school students and PA students to go into primary care. I also really enjoy the part where certain specialties who make ridiculous amounts of money for sitting in a room all day take a cut to fund those who actually bust their butts.


Specialties such as allergy/immunology, gastroenterology, general surg, plastics, and rheumatology will see no change in medicare reimbursements.

So what do you guys think?

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