Highlights of bipartisan Medicare doctors' bill in Senate

April 15, 2015 2:47 AM

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—Medicare payments to doctors: $175 billion. Blocks 21 percent reduction that technically took effect April 1. Provides 0.5 percent annual increases through 2019, creates new payment system with incentives for doctors to bill for overall care, not per treatment.

—Children's Health Insurance Program: $5.6 billion so program serving low-income children can operate in 2016 and 2017.

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