Will We Ever Move Beyond a Patch for the “Doc Fix”?

By: Heather S. Miller

Not surprising, House Speaker John Boehner announced there will be another twelve month patch for the 24% reduction in Medicare payments to physicians which is set to expire March 31st.   As expected, the House and Senate cannot agree on how to replace Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula to compensate physicians. The bill is expected to be presented to the House on Thursday, with the Senate taking action shortly thereafter.

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