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Senate Passes Permanent SGR Repeal
HealthLeaders Media

A bipartisan U.S. Senate late Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a sweeping $145 billion healthcare reforms package that centers on a permanent repeal of Medicare’s reviled Sustainable Growth Rate physician payment formula.

The 92-8 vote was recorded at 9:47 PM Tuesday, less than three hours before a 21% “negative update” in Medicare payments to doctors would have gone on the books.