The Speaker of the House of Representatives has announced that the House GOP Caucus has agreed to pass the short-term (two month) SGR fix. The House could pass the legislation Friday, December 23rd, but it is also possible that the vote will have to wait until next week. The bill that is expected to be passed would continue the 2011 Conversion Factor for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule until March 1st. Congress will have to pass another “fix” between now and February 29th in order to prevent an SGR related cut on March 1st.
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Kirk Reinitz, CPA
President & CEO