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SGR pushed off for two months


Many have been following the question of the "doc fix" -- Wall Street Journal has an update:

Medicare Payments to Docs: Here Comes the Two-Month Patch

By Jacob Goldstein

All year, Congress has been trying to figure out what to do about the 21% cut in Medicare payments to doctors that’s set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2010. The latest legislative maneuver would block the cut — but only for two months.

That short-term patch is tucked inside a big defense spending bill the House passed today.


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