The agreement would delay a 23% decrease in Medicare physician payments. The entire Senate was scheduled to review the agreement and possibly vote on the proposal before the end of this week.
On November 30, President Barack Obama signed legislation that halted until December 31, 2010, the 23% cut in physician payments under the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that had been scheduled to take effect on December 1.
Obama signs SGR extension, December 1, 2010
House passes 1-month SGR extension, November 29, 2010
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