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Hospitals bless ‘doc fix’ deal, but approval still dicey
Modern Healthcare

The House is pushing forward with plans to vote Thursday on a permanent repeal of Medicare’s loathed sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors.

The full package unveiled by the House on Tuesday also includes a two-year funding extension for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and community health centers, a six-month extension of the moratorium on enforcement of the “two-midnight” rule for short hospital stays and a bundle of other Medicare payment provisions.