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Senate Poised To Pass SGR Replacement Bill, Despite Weeks-Long Delay

April 10, 2015


There have been no "serious threats" to the measure during the two weeks the Senate has been on recess.

'Deficit Hawks' Float Amendments to SGR Bill

April 8, 2015


Among other potential amendments, budget-conscious lawmakers could propose a provision that would require the SGR replacement bill to be fully funded.

Right-Leaning Group Thanks GOP for SGR Replacement Bill

April 7, 2015


A radio ad airing in four districts says that by voting for the SGR replacement measures, the lawmakers are "showing ... the right way to save Medicare, with conservative reforms that protect seniors and doctors and reward quality and accountability, while still saving millions of taxpayer money."

Report: 'Deficit Hawks' Find Issues With SGR Replacement Bill

April 6, 2015


Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas says the proposed savings "are wimpy forms of important policies."

CMS Delays SGR Cuts, Medicare's 'Two-Midnight' Rule

April 2, 2015


The Senate is not scheduled to consider the House-passed measure to permanently replace Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula until it returns from recess on April 13.

Doc Payment Cuts Go Into Effect; CMS Has Payment Flexibility

April 1, 2015


Former CMS Administrator Tom Scully says that CMS "could hold [payment] off for three months if [they] wanted to."

Docs 'Disappointed' With Senate Over Failure To Vote on SGR Measure

March 30, 2015


A processing delay for Medicare claims means that doctors could avoid a reimbursement cut that begins on April 1 if the Senate acts on the measure quickly when it returns from recess.

House Passes SGR Replacement Deal; Senate Delays Consideration Until After Recess

March 27, 2015


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the delay would not affect providers because of the normal lag time in claims processing.

Obama Signals Support for House SGR Replacement Deal, Puts Pressure on Senate Dems

March 26, 2015


The House is expected to consider and likely approve legislation to permanently replace Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula today.

House Likely To Approve SGR Replacement Deal; Passage Unclear in the Senate

March 25, 2015


CMS likely would be able to give Congress some additional time to consider the replacement measure if lawmakers fail to pass the bill before Congress adjourns for recess.

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