House approves one-month Medicare payment extension

This afternoon the House approved a bill passed by the Senate earlier this month that postpones a 23 percent cut in Medicare physician payments that was scheduled to take effect December 1. The president is expected to sign the bill. The legislation freezes current rates for services provided through December 31, giving Congress additional time to craft a longer-term solution to the formula used to determine Medicare physician payments.

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