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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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House Passes SGR Repeal Bill; Senate Adjourns without Taking Action on SGR

After nearly 14 years of advocacy and 17 temporary “patches,” on March 26, 2015 — by an overwhelming vote of 392-37 — the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which repeals Medicare’s … 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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