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Congress Likely To Address SGR, CHIP Reauthorization After Recess

October 23, 2014


Experts say that Congress has no choice but to address the issues before the end of 2014.

Likelihood of Permanent Doc Fix Murky, Could Rely on Election Results

June 5, 2014


The chances of repealing and replacing Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula could depend on whether Democrats or Republicans have control of the Senate following the upcoming midterm elections.

CBO: Cost of Permanent 'Doc Fix' Rising

April 15, 2014


A new Congressional Budget Office analysis finds that the cost of permanently replacing Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula has risen by about $8 billion since December 2013.

GOP Tucks ACA Policy Change Into 'Doc Fix'

April 7, 2014


Republicans say the little-publicized provision helps small businesses provide more coverage options to their employees.

Senate Approves Temporary 'Doc Fix'; Bill Heads to Obama

April 1, 2014


President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law today, averting a scheduled 24% cut to Medicare's physician reimbursement rates.

Senate OKs Legislation Revising Medicare Doc Payments for Overvalued Services

April 1, 2014


The legislation would redistribute the savings from the payment changes to undervalued physician services.

House, Senate Leaders Tee Up Votes Next Week on ACA, 'Doc Fix' Bills

March 28, 2014


The Senate will vote on a bill that would delay a scheduled 24% cut to Medicare physician payments, while the House will vote on a bill to revise the Affordable Care Act's definition of a full-time worker.

House Passes 12-Month SGR 'Doc Fix' by Voice Vote

March 27, 2014


Despite opposition from major physician groups, the House passed the bill, sending it to the Senate.

CBO Puts Cost of Senate GOP SGR Proposal at $180B, Net Savings at $288B

March 27, 2014


The bill, introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), would eliminate the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate to offset its cost.

Senate Aides: Very Low Likelihood of Permanent SGR Fix Before April 1

March 26, 2014


Republican and Democratic Senate aides say there is little to no movement on legislation that would resolve the Medicare reimbursement issue and avert a payment cut next week.
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