Doc Fix

Gimmick in Doc Fix Patch Should Be Replaced with Real Savings

Congress is considering another 12-month doc fix, averting a 24 percent cut in Medicare physician payments scheduled for April 1. While the SGR...
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One-Year Doc Fix Emerges

(Updated to incorporate new information from the Congressional Budget Office's score of the doc fix bill) In lieu of a permanent agreement and...

CBO: Senate "Doc Fix" Would Add $215 Billion to the Debt

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new estimate of the fiscally irresponsible Senate “doc fix” bill, showing it would...

Unpaid-for Doc Fix Could Cost Trillions over Long Run

Proposals to "pay for" (or not pay for) a repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula have come out this week, and the verdict has...

Actually, The SGR Has Slowed Health Care Cost Growth

To bolster their case against offsetting the high cost of SGR reform, many have claimed that the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) is “...

Three Out of Four Doc Fix Plans Would Worsen the Debt

Note: This blog has been updated from its original posting to include the CBO score of the Senate Republican proposal.With the current "doc fix...

Democratic SGR Offset Alternative Replaces One Gimmick With Another

Earlier today, we wrote that the the House Republican SGR bill would add to long-term deficits by using a timing gimmick to pay for permanent costs...

House SGR Bill Increases Long-Term Deficits

While the relevant congressional committees recently reached agreement on a bipartisan plan to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula with...

A Proposal to Pay for the Doc Fix

Last week, the relevant Congressional committees released a bipartisan, bicameral proposal to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for...

Half-Way There: Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement Reached to Reform SGR

Last week, on the day Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus was confirmed to his new post as Ambassador to China, the Senate Finance, House Ways and...

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