The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) for Laboratories: What You Need to Know 

Congress passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) in 2014. The purpose was to ensure millions of seniors could maintain access to critical health services, however the reality is that Congress was looking for an offset to previously mandated cuts to reimbursement for Physicians which were regularly exempted each year by Congress.  PAMA “limited” cuts to laboratories at 10% in each of year one through three, and 15% in each of the following three years. 

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