Happy Opening Day, ProviderNation.
The Senate is scheduled to take up the “patch” to the doc fix today around 5:30 p.m. Eastern time. You’ve already heard that House leaders pulled a bit of their own Fake Out last week with an argument-free voice vote. The House text merely extends the current law (including therapy cap exceptions) until next year.
Lobbying-American types doubt that the Senate will scuff up the bill, because this thing has been in extra innings since 2003. So look for Lobbying-American types to make a call to the pen. Because they could use a little relief.
Play ball, indeed.
Bill Myers is Provider’s senior editor. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter, @ProviderMyers.