Fiscal Cliff Averted: Doc Fix Cuts Hospital Payments

An agreement to halt the fiscal cliff won approval in the House late Tuesday evening with a 257 to 167 vote to pass the compromise measure.

Though the legislation, passed by Congress on New Year’s Day, would stop a scheduled 26.5% payment cut in Medicare physician payments, however over the next decade, hospitals pick up nearly half  of the approximately $30 billion cost of stopping those cuts.

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