April 16, 2010 — After returning from its spring recess on Monday, the Senate quickly turned its attention to the Medicare fee schedule cuts. In mid-March, the House passed a bill to delay the fee cuts until May 1.
The Senate has been debating that bill this week. On Wednesday, an amendment to the bill was presented that would delay the cuts until May 30. The extension to the end of May would give Congress additional time to develop a longer-term solution to the proposed cuts.
If the delay until May 30 passes the Senate, the bill would have to return to the House for consideration. The House is already taking measures to swiftly pass the bill if it returns to its chamber. House officials have indicated they could pass the bill by the end of the week. ACA will send out a notice to all members as soon as any final action is taken.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org