U.S. House passes bipartisan bill to fix Medicare doctor payments

March 26, 2015 4:21 PM

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U.S. House passes bipartisan bill to fix Medicare doctor payments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate.

The measure drafted and driven forward by Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi would fix a long-standing problem with how Medicare pays doctors. It would also make adjustments to the health program for seniors.

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