Other specialties will also experience a drop in reimbursement if the rule is enacted, including 3 percent cuts for anesthesiology and 1 percent cuts for orthopedic surgery. Family and primary care physicians will see reimbursement between 3 percent and 5 percent.
However, the cuts may not occur if Congress intervenes before the end of the year.
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