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‘Doc fix’ still on track despite two weeks to lose steam
Modern Healthcare

Two weeks have passed since the Senate left town without taking action on legislation to permanently repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors. That left the deal in limbo and disappointed healthcare advocates who thought that a permanent “doc fix” was imminent.But with Congress set to return on Tuesday, no serious threats to the deal have emerged and the Senate appears poised to end the decade-plus cycle of short-term fixes.