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Obama Quietly Signs SGR Patch Bill
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President Barack Obama late Tuesday night quietly signed a bill rushed through Congress in the last five days. It delays for one year a 24% cut in Medicare reimbursements mandated under the Sustainable Growth Rate funding formula. It also delays for one year the ICD-10 coding set implementation deadline and the so-called two-midnights rule.

There was no signing ceremony and the president offered no comments for or against theProtecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (H.R.4302).