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Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

**SPECIAL BULLETIN: House votes to repeal RUG-IV delay, extend therapy caps exception process**

Medicare’s RUG-IV system that began in October will remain in place, thanks to a $19.2 billion package passed today in the House of Representatives. The legislation also extends Medicare’s therapy caps exception process until the end of 2011. The 409-2 vote comes one day after unanimous passage in the Senate. President Obama is expected to sign the measure into law once it reaches his desk.

Doctors wait patiently for Congress to act on 'doc fix'

House passes one-month ‘doc fix’

Following the Senate’s lead, the U.S. House Wednesday voted to extend current Medicare reimbursement rates for physicians through the end of the year. Other items, including legislation affecting the long-term care community, are on Congress’s to-do list during this lame-duck session.

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