Physicians Hail Senate Passage Of 'Doc Fix' As Value-Based Care Takes Hold

April 15, 2015 3:16 AM

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Physicians Hail Senate Passage Of 'Doc Fix' As Value-Based Care Takes Hold

The U.S. Senate, following last month’s bipartisan action by the U.S. House of Representatives, tonight overwhelmingly passed a repeal of Medicare’s controversial sustainable growth rate formula.

The vote, by a whopping 92-8 vote in the Senate, will avert a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors while at the same time moving future reimbursement to pay-for-performance and away from traditional fee-for-service medicine.

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