SGR Repeal Passed!

FINALLY!  US Senate passed H.R. 2, “Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act,” 92-8.Both Senators Ayotte and Shaheen voted in favor of passage.  Please send them a quick “Thank You” email. The Senate-passed bill was identical to the version that passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming 392-37 margin on March 26.President Obama is expected to sign H.R. 2 into law.  Medicare should begin processing claims today for services provided in April at the rates that were effective before the 21 percent cut was scheduled to take effect.  Under the provisions of H.R. 2, the fee schedule conversion factor will be increased by 0.5 percent on July 1, 2015, and by another 0.5 percent on January 1, 2016.