Senate Approves One-Year Physician Pay Patch With Imaging, Diagnostic Provisions
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Senators were unable to reach agreement March 31 on an offset for a permanent fix to the problematic sustainable growth rate formula that pays Medicare physicians, but they passed the House’s one-year patch that includes provisions supported by the imaging and lab diagnostics industries.
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