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Doc fix trimmed back; House eyes Thursday vote
Modern Healthcare

House leaders are eyeing a legislative package that would increase physician Medicare payments over the next 19-months—until the end of 2011—but trim back some benefits for safety net health programs. Under the measure, physicians would not see a 21% pay cut that’s scheduled to go into effect June 1, according to two sources with knowledge of the ongoing negotiations between House and Senate leaders.