The Senate passed a one-year “SGR doc-fix” late Wednesday, December 8th, preventing a 25 percent cut to Medicare payments that would kick in on January 1st.
The $19.2 billion bill, which passed by unanimous consent as expected, still has to be approved by the House before congress recesses for the holidays. It is paid for by a tweak to the new health reform law.
ADVOCATE will continue to provide updates as they become available.
With best regards,
Kirk Reinitz, CPA