U.S. House approves Medicare physician payment overhaul

11/20/2009 | Bloomberg

The U.S. House voted to overhaul the way physicians are paid by Medicare, approving a bill that would increase reimbursements by 1.2% next year rather than the 21% reduction currently planned. The $210 billion bill has support from the White House, but the Senate earlier refused to consider the measure, with opponents saying it would raise the deficit.

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