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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working on “doc fix” legislation that would stave off cuts in Medicare payments to physicians by repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment formula. Although the package is still being negotiated, it reportedly would be paid for, in part, by raising premiums for Medicare beneficiaries with higher incomes and installing new cost-sharing requirements for Medigap plans.
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