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Urotrauma bill may have platform for passageA national crisis over huge Veterans Administration backlogs in providing medical benefits to soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq may be providing the platform for congressional consideration of legislation aimed at addressing urotrauma injuries incurred in combat.
Specialty alliance lays out requests for pay fixThe push to reform Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula continues in Washington, with support for SGR repeal coming from leading House of Representatives committees.
Republican proposal would eliminate SGRIn what could be a significant development in the battle over the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, a new proposal has emerged from Capitol Hill offering hope for reforming the SGR.