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Senate Doc Fix Vote Expected Monday
Health Leaders Media

The Senate Monday is expected today to take up a bill that would delay by one year a 24% cut in Medicare reimbursements for physicians mandated that otherwise takes effect on April 1 under the Sustainable Growth Rate funding formula.

The 121-page Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (H.R.4302) was rushed through the House in 25 seconds Thursday with no debate on an unrecorded voice vote, despite the strong objections of the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, and other leading physicians’ associations, which have been calling for a permanent fix.