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Senate Amendment Includes Temporary Doc Fix, Plus Medicaid Extension
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Under the Senate substitute amendment to the jobs bill (HR 4213) unveiled Tuesday, physicians would get some relief from the 21% cut in Medicare and TRICARE physician reimbursements now in effect. Using the same language found in the jobs bill passed by the House 10 days ago, physicians would see an increase in payment rates of 2.2% for the remainder of 2010 and a 1% increase in 2011. Rates would return to present law after 2011.