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House Vote Delays SGR Cuts
Health Leaders Media

With just a day to spare, the House of Representatives Monday approved a one-month delay in its scheduled 23% payment cuts to physicians’ Medicare fees that was to take effect Dec. 1, as defined by the sustainable growth rate formula. The Senate took similar action earlier this month.

The delay is designed to give lawmakers time to come up with a better plan to reduce costs without driving doctors out of the Medicare program in droves, as organized medical groups have threatened.