Congress Moves Closer To Medicare Doc Pay Reform

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 5:30 PM EST) -- A pair of bills aimed at scrapping Medicare's sustainable growth rate advanced out of U.S. Senate and House committees with overwhelming bipartisan support Thursday, signaling increased momentum in Congress to repeal the widely unpopular and little-enforced physician payment formula.

The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee pushed forward legislation that would eliminate dramatic physician pay cuts regularly threatened by the SGR that Congress has forestalled through a string of temporary waivers for more than a decade.

The House bill moved forward following...
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