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Nursing home operators urge swift Senate approval of physician pay formula

Nursing home operators urge swift Senate approval of physician pay formula

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The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living are urging the U.S. Senate to act quickly on a potentially historic bill for establishing Medicare rates for doctors.

Medicare physician pay cuts officially kick in Wednesday

Medicare physician pay cuts officially kick in Wednesday

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it will hold physician claims for 14 calendar days, thereby delaying 21% rate cuts otherwise set to take effect Wednesday.

Republicans gain Senate control; McConnell puts ACA provisions in crosshairs

Republicans gain Senate control; McConnell puts ACA provisions in crosshairs

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Congress will try to dismantle some parts of the Affordable Care Act now that the Republican Party has the majority of seats in both chambers, prospective Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Wednesday.

Tea Party attacks Senate GOP leader over Obamacare

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In a preview of what may be coming in 2014, the Senate Conservatives Fund has booked a $340,000 television ad attacking a Republican leader over Affordable Care Act funding.

McConnell to file amicus brief challenging healthcare reform

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he plans to file an amicus brief, or friend-of-the-court brief, supporting the multistate lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's healthcare reform bill, Politico.com reported.

GOP: We'll halt healthcare reform by stopping funding

GOP: We'll halt healthcare reform by stopping funding

Now that Republicans know they'll control the House starting in January, they've begun outlining plans for battling key provisions of President Obama's healthcare reform bill. Since they are still a minority in the Senate, making a full-scale repeal of the bill implausible, Republicans have opted to focus on funding aspects of the bill.

Berwick backlash: Republicans criticize CMS nominee's support of cost-control measures in Britain

Republicans in Washington have begun their attacks against Donald Berwick, President Obama's nominee for administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to recent news reports.

Lawmakers playing nice? Ha! April Fools'!

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It's April Fish Day again, and I think we could all use a little bit of levity.