House to vote on Medicare physician payments

The House is planning to vote on the one-month extension of the current Medicare physician payment rates which the Senate passed recently (H.R. 5712). There is bipartisan support for a one year extension but the estimated cost is $19 billion and there is disagreement over how to pay for it. The one month extension will run out on January 1, 2011 so Congress will have to revisit the extension again during the lame duck session

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