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Stick a fork in it, it’s finally done; Senate Passes SGR Repeal Bill Preventing 21% Medicare Pay Cut

After nearly 14 years of lobbying and 17 temporary “patches,” on April 14, 2015 — by an overwhelming margin of 92-8 — the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 2, the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act,” which repeals Medicare’s sustainable growth … Continue reading

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Congress on the Verge of Historic Medicare Vote

After 14 years and 17 temporary “patches” to prevent steep Medicare cuts, Congress is finally poised to vote on legislation that will permanently repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) physician payment formula. If Congress fails to act, physicians face a … Continue reading

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