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Hurdles surface, but optimism remains for permanent ‘doc fix’
Modern Healthcare

A permanent “doc fix” plan—negotiated by House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi—will need to gain traction in the coming days if it’s going to have a realistic shot at enactment.

That’s because both the House and Senate need time to consider a permanent fix before Congress adjourns for spring break at the end of the month.

Congress has until March 31 to take action on the issue. Otherwise doctors would face a 21.2% decrease in payments for treating Medicare patients.