Some doctors and hospitals to face payment cuts from Medicare

December 19, 2014 8:32 AM

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that Medicare payments are to be cut by 1% next year for more than 257,000 doctors in the US as they did not meet federal goals for using electronic medical records.

Additionally, 28,000 providers will face another 1% cut in Medicare pay for not prescribing medications electronically. About 200 hospitals are also about to lose 1% of their Medicare payments in 2015 for missing a deadline for EMR use.

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