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Senate adjourns without voting on bill to repeal sustainable growth rate

March 27, 2015

The U.S. Senate left for its 2-week spring break without voting on a bill that repeals the sustainable growth rate, leaving physicians to face a 21% payment cut if further action is not taken by March 31.

The House passed the bill on Thursday by a vote of 392 to 37.

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Indirect Internal Carotid-Cavernous Fistula in Infancy

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Unusual Diagnoses: Part 1: January 2015

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VIDEO: Recent research promises breakthroughs in pediatric care

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