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March 27, 2015: House passes Boehner-Pelosi Medicare deal in resounding vote

Created on: Friday, March 27, 2015

The House on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to repeal automatic payment cuts to doctors under Medicare, endorsing a rare bipartisan deal that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) negotiated with Democrats.

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March 27, 2015: Senate will wait to vote on Medicare deal

Created on: Friday, March 27, 2015

Senators will wait until they return from a two-week recess to vote on a Medicare deal that passed the House on Thursday.

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March 27, 2015: Good Riddance! House Votes Overwhelmingly to Permanently Repeal the #SGR and Strengthen Medicare

Created on: Friday, March 27, 2015

House Energy and Commerce Committee members today spoke in support of H.R. 2 to permanently repeal the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate, establish a fair and stable payment system for Medicare, protect seniors’ access to their doctors, begin to strengthen Medicare over the long term, and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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March 27, 2015: New Program Accelerates Move to Value-Based Care Payments

Created on: Friday, March 27, 2015

The White House and healthcare industry stakeholders on March 25 officially launched a new nationwide program to rapidly move away from fee-for-service payments and adopt value-based reimbursement methods.

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March 26, 2015: GAO Issues Report Documenting Medicare Overpayment to Cancer Hospitals

Created on: Thursday, March 26, 2015

The report states that Medicare overpays the 11 Medicare prospective fee schedule exempt cancer hospitals — including Memorial Sloan Kettering, MD Anderson, and Dana-Farber — by almost $.5 billion annually

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March 26, 2015: Doctors’ prescription to secure Medicare: SGR reform

Created on: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Despite how it sometimes looks from outside the halls of the Capitol, there are members of Congress, from both sides of the aisle, who are working together to make big, bold decisions for the future of the country. After all, that’s why people like us wanted to serve.

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March 26, 2015: SGR replacement would push docs toward value-based pay

Created on: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pretty much everyone agrees that scrapping Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors is a laudable goal.

But if Congress can actually pass a permanent doc fix this week—and that prospect remains decidedly up in the air—what exactly would be put in its place?

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March 26, 2015: Obama ready to sign bipartisan fix for Medicare doctor payments

Created on: Thursday, March 26, 2015

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he was ready to sign bipartisan legislation to change the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, while the U.S. Senate's top Democrat appeared open to allowing a vote on the measure.

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March 26, 2015: Federal watchdogs seek better oversight of 340B drug discounts

Created on: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Federal officials told lawmakers Tuesday that the 340B drug discount program needs greater transparency and more clarity about which providers and patients should be eligible.

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March 26, 2015: New Rules Seen for Drug Discount Program

Created on: Thursday, March 26, 2015

The rapid expansion of the federal 340B discount drug program may require new legislation to make sure that its benefits reach the intended population, the neediest Americans, lawmakers said Tuesday.

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