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Lopsided House vote puts pressure on Senate to act on SGR repeal

Lopsided House vote puts pressure on Senate to act on SGR repeal

The overwhelming and bipartisan vote in the House to permanently repeal Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula puts pressure on the Senate to act before adjourning Friday. But it's not certain that they will given the narrow window.

House votes for permanent doc fix, bill goes to Senate

By John N. Frank , Adam Rubenfire and Paul Demko  |  March 26, 2015

The U.S. House Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favor of scrapping Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula, passing a permanent doc fix 392-37. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the bill “transformative in how it rewards the value, not the volume.”

SGR replacement would push docs toward value-based pay

By Paul Demko  |  March 25, 2015
SGR replacement would push docs toward value-based pay

If Congress passes a permanent fix for Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula this week, its replacement would be a two-tiered payment system that rewards adoption of new payment models.


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Top Medicaid managed-care insurers

Top Medicaid managed-care insurers

A list of the nation's 20 top Medicaid managed-care insurers, based on number of Medicaid covered lives as of the third quarter of 2014. Source: Weiss Ratings and Modern Healthcare reporting. Published March 23, 2015, p. 34.


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