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Obama signs measure averting doc-pay cut
Modern Healthcare

Without fanfare, President Barack Obama signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, the bill that includes a provision to prevent a 27.4% cut to Medicare physician payment rates on Feb. 29.

The president signed the bill after Congress last Friday passed the legislation, which will freeze Medicare physician payment rates at their current level until Dec. 31 and also extend certain Medicare programs.