SGR and Doc Fix Update
Last evening, by a vote of 92 – 8 the Senate passed H.R. 2, legislation that would permanently repeal and replace the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula (SGR). There were six amendments offered during floor consideration and all were defeated. Therefore, the Senate has passed the bill in the identical form as the House passed version. This means that the bill can immediately go to the President for his signature. The President has previously agreed to sign this bill into law.