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Congress at Work: Fifty Shades of Yea (video by Jon Stewart)

Congress passed H.R.2 amid so much hoopla that you’d think they cured Cancer, solved World Hunger, repaired Arab-Israeli relations, and got China to quit polluting the atmosphere, all at once. I’ve said elsewhere that I just can’t stomach congratulating Congress … Continue reading

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“Finally Friday!” H.R.2 fixed SGR, but what did it break?

FRIDAY April 17, 2015: H.R. 2 fixed SGR: But what did it Break? What else did that darn bill effect? Get the Handouts I personally watched seven hours of C-SPAN Live coverage of the Senate floor, beginning at 2pm ET, … Continue reading

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CMS: Claims will be processed with rates authorized by H.R.2

Confirms Extension of Therapy Cap Exceptions Process Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have been instructed to implement the new payment rates in legislation passed just last night by the U.S. Senate, already passed by the U.S. House of Representatives two weeks … Continue reading

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SGR Fix Extends Moratorium on 2-Midnight Rule Enforcement

H.R.2 Restricts RAC Reviews of Patient Status Through September Passage of the bill H.R. 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) last night by the U.S. Senate extended many programs, including a slight extension of the Medicare Administration Contractors … Continue reading

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SGR Fix Passes Senate Vote with No Amendments

All Amendments Fail to Attach to H.R. 2 After surviving multiple objections, including accusations of eight violations of Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R.2) was overwhelmingly passed by … Continue reading

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Senate delays “SGR Fix”; CMS delays claims processing

After a “vote-a-palooza” session voting on amendments to the Federal Budget, extending overnight and into Friday morning, the U.S. Senate punted any decision on the bill repealing the sustainable growth rate until after its two-week recess. The House passed H.R. … Continue reading

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SGR Fix Bill Easily Passes House Vote

Opposition Fails to Materialize The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) by an overwhelming bipartisan majority this morning, despite all the criticism in the press about its failings and lack of … Continue reading

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