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Senate has new deadline to avoid doctors’ Medicare cuts
Modern Healthcare

Congress will get a little extra time to prevent a threatened 21% cut in Medicare payments to doctors. Technically, the cut was to take effect Wednesday.

But HHS said it will hold off processing claims at the lower rate until April 15.

The House has overwhelmingly passed a bill to repeal the 1990s budget formula that requires the Medicare cuts. But the Senate left on its spring break before taking action. President Barack Obama says he would sign the House bill.

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