House approves another one-year SGR fix

The U.S. House of Representatives approved yet another one-year fix to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula in a voice vote Thursday. The insertion of language suspending the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate scuttled a bill to permanently repeal the payment formula. This patch has a broader scope than many prior versions. It suspends the "two-midnight" admission rule for hospitals, and it also delays the implementation of the new ICD-10 coding system for another year. The Senate is expected to vote on the patch by Monday. Read the full report at FierceHealthcare

 

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