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Bipartisan bill could give ASC docs EHR incentive payments
Modern Healthcare

Physicians working in ambulatory surgery centers could finally participate in the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program, thanks to a bipartisan bill in Congress.A vote is expected Wednesday on H.R. 877, the Electronic Health Fairness Act of 2015, sponsored by Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn). An identical version, also entitled the Electronic Fairness Act of 2015, was introduced in the Senate in May by Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.). Both bills address a fairness issue in the $31.7 billion EHR incentive payment program, which excluded payments to ASCs.