Sources Say House Could Return Jan. 3 To Work On Doc Fix, After Rejecting 2-Month Patch
Future congressional action on a Medicare physician payment fix and other extenders is in flux following the House's 229-193 rejection Tuesday (Dec. 20) of the Senate's two-year payment patch, but sources suggest the House may come back Jan. 3, rather than Jan. 17, and some say its possible that backroom negotiations could lead to an acceptable compromise before the impact of Congress' failure to act are felt even as the parties continue to lob insults.
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