Bill to Kill SGR Likely to Pass House, but Fate in Senate Less Certain

March 25, 2015 8:17 PM

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Bill to Kill SGR Likely to Pass House, but Fate in Senate Less Certain

WASHINGTON -- Negotiators are working feverishly and President Obama has a pen at the ready, but whether a permanent repeal of the widely disliked "sustainable growth rate" (SGR) formula for Medicare reimbursement can happen this week is still up in the air.

Negotiations appeared to be going well earlier this week, with a package assembled by House leaders that would add about $200 billion to the projected Medicare budget over the next 10 years. It would include replacing the SGR with an increase of 0.5% in Medicare physician reimbursement starting in J...

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