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[August 02, 2014]
Sen. Brown Introduces Bill to Extend Application of Medicare Payment Rate Floor to Certain Primary Care Services
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) by GEMA VIANA Targeted News Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2694) to "amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the application of the Medicare payment rate floor to primary care services furnished under Medicaid and to apply the rate floor to additional providers of primary care services." The bill was introduced on July 30 and has three co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., John D. Jay Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., and Mary C. Landrieu, D-La.
The legislation was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.
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