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Lawmakers offer dueling approaches on fixing doc pay
Modern Healthcare

Dueling legislative approaches to overhaul the Medicare physician payment formula emerged this week.

The new movement on the stubborn problem comes as the Congressional Budget Office revised the 10-year cost of fixing it down by more than 40%, to $138 billion from $245 billion, based on lower spending on physician services in recent years. There are some general similarities but also critical differences between an approach contained in bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday and a Republican bill expected later in the week.