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House OKs bill to avert fiscal cliff, doc pay cut
Modern Healthcare

The House of Representatives late Tuesday approved the Senate’s last-minute fiscal cliff package that staves off a sharp Medicare physician pay cut by cutting billions from other Medicare providers, including hospitals, pharmacies and dialysis clinics. Early on New Year’s Day, the Senate voted 89-8 to approve the American Taxpayer Relief Act, an amended version of a tax bill that House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) introduced last summer. House members on Tuesday considered the Senate-passed legislation in meetings during the day and floor debate in the evening.