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.
The U.S. Ebola patient being treated at the National Institutes of Health has been upgraded to serious condition from critical condition, health officials said Thursday.
The U.S. House Thursday voted overwhelmingly, 392-37, in favor of scrapping Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula, passing a permanent doc fix. The measure next goes to the Senate for a vote.
The House bill that would repeal Medicare's sustainable-growth rate formula for paying physicians would also keep alive a popular graduate medical education program for at least two more years.
Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the healthcare law and envisions transformations of the tax code and social programs.
Hospitals in Maryland are seeing impressive gains in reducing readmission rates and preventing patient harms, according to a report released Wednesday by the state's hospital association.