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Congress recently passed “doc fix” legislation that staves off cuts in Medicare payments to physicians by repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment formula. The deal includes provisions that will raise premiums for Medicare beneficiaries with higher incomes and trigger new cost-sharing requirements for Medigap plans beginning in 2020.