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Senators introduce plan to extend doc fix through 2011
Modern Healthcare

The Senate majority and minority leaders and the chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee introduced legislation that would extend a fix to the Medicare physician payment formula through 2011. Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Senate Finance Committee Co-Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010, which would avert the scheduled 25% Medicare payment cut to physicians scheduled for Jan. 1, 2011.