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Providers Upset House Used Previous SGR Offsets For Non-Medicare Bill

December 05, 2014
Health care providers are angry the House cut pay for Medicare services by nearly $1.2 billion to offset legislation that is unrelated to Medicare and are urging the Senate to reject the offsets, two of which had previously been used to defray the cost of Medicare physician payment fixes. The offsets include speeding efforts to identify billing codes that overpay doctors, delaying the inclusion of oral drugs in the dialysis-reimbursement bundle and ending coverage of an erectile-dysfunction medical device. The...

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