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Hospitals continue lobbying push as vote on doc-pay fix nears
Modern Healthcare

The nation’s hospitals once again implored Congress not to pay for a fix to the physician payment system by making payment cuts to hospitals, but House Republicans had detailed responses at the ready. Later today, the House of Representatives will vote on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011, which includes a two-year fix to the physician payment formula, thereby averting a 27.4% cut to the nation’s doctors that is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1.