The Vitals

Budget Deal Might Influence SGR Movement

December 11, 2013
The deal announced by budget negotiators late Tuesday (Dec. 10) could influence movement on Medicare physician-pay reforms because it could boost trust between the parties as they pursue a three-month SGR patch to give them time to work out SGR offsets, a physician lobbyist said. Conversely, surgeons on the same day gave lawmakers a bit of a surprise by opposing bipartisan, bicameral SGR repeal legislation negotiated by the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means committees in favor of an...

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