House Wants to Kill Medicare Cuts, Revamp Incentives, but Strings Attached

The U.S. House of Representatives on March 14 approved legislation by a vote of 238 to 181 to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that would cut the physician reimbursement rate this year by nearly 24 percent. However, Senate passage in its present form is poor because the House included language to delay the Accountable Care Act's individual mandate for five years.

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