April 15, 2015 / 1:47 AM / 5 years ago

U.S. Congress OKs bill to fix formula for Medicare doctors' pay

WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Tuesday approved a bill to repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement just in time to head off a 21 percent cut in the doctors’ pay.

Final action came as the Senate voted 92-8 to approve the so-called doc fix; the House of Representatives had acted over two weeks ago. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama for his expected signing into law. (Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Eric Beech)

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