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Lawmakers Clarify SGR Bill Language on Abortion Funding Restrictions for Community Health Centers

March 24, 2015


The language added yesterday explains that the abortion funding restrictions for the centers would be slated to end in two years.

House Panels Release Funding Details for SGR Replacement Deal

March 23, 2015


About one-third of the measure's cost will be financed by provisions that affect both beneficiaries and providers, with the remainder going on the federal deficit.

Senate, House Lawmakers Reach SGR Replacement Agreement, Unveil Bill

March 20, 2015



The financing of the bill is expected to be unveiled next week, with a vote on the entire package also expected next week.

Pelosi Says Permanent SGR Replacement Deal Coming Soon

March 19, 2015


Pelosi says she does not "know when the announcement will be" but thinks congressional leaders will reach a "bipartisan agreement, and it will be a good agreement."

House Could Consider SGR Replacement Bill Next Week

March 18, 2015


The announcement comes as House negotiators still are working to finalize a deal to permanently replace Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula.

Permanent SGR Replacement Deal Faces Obstacles

March 17, 2015


Both the House and Senate will need to approve a deal to permanently replace Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula before Congress adjourns and the current "doc fix" expires at the end of March.

House Leaders Nearing Deal on Permanent SGR Replacement

March 16, 2015


House leaders are nearing a deal to permanently replace Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula that would offset about $70 billion of the $200 billion cost for a permanent fix and a two-year extension of CHIP.

Momentum for Permanent SGR Replacement Builds; Some Express Doubt

March 13, 2015


Some stakeholders are optimistic a permanent replacement for Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula could be approved before the temporary "doc fix" expires on April 1, while others think another patch is more likely.

Congressional Leaders Eyeing Permanent SGR Replacement

March 12, 2015


Aides say House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are looking for ways to implement a permanent fix for Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula before the temporary "doc fix" patch expires at the end of this month.

Ryan Says Congress Will Not Have Permanent 'Doc Fix' by Deadline

March 4, 2015


According to House Ways and Means Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Congress will have to pass another short-term patch to offset cuts called for by the Medicare physician payment formula.

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