Physician Pay Reform Bill Could Be Sucked Into Obamacare Politics
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Multiple payment offsets for comprehensive Medicare physician payment reform are under discussion, but House Republicans are apparently considering employing repeal of the individual mandate for that purpose, which could undermine the bill in the Senate.
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