Kaiser Health News staff writer Mary Agnes Carey reports: "Now comes the hard part. After negotiating for months over how to overhaul Medicare’s troubled payment system for physicians, the bipartisan leadership of three Senate and House committees has reached a deal on the policy. Their next task could be even harder – finding a way to finance repeal of the 'doc fix,' the shorthand for the 1997 formula used to set physician payments, the sustainable growth rate" (Carey, 2/7). Read the story.
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