Deadline Looming CMS has set an administrative deadline of June 16 for the measure. Shawn Martin, government relations director for the American Osteopathic Association, that the CMS must interface in payments systems program, if the legislation is not signed up to this point. Jeff Nelligan, a CMS spokesman said: ‘If the legislation is passed after June 16, CMS are working to ensure that all providers are paid in a reasonable amount, ‘and added: ‘But according to the scope of the legislation, there may be some reprocessing of claims ‘ would be ready..
Sources say that physician groups urge Republicans, the measure, CongressDaily reports to support. Previously Sens. Olympia Snowe and Gordon Smith have the the legislation. Finance Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley , who is planning the introduction of a competing action, on Tuesday said he thinks Republicans block cloture. Grassley the bill, he will present, he will present after a Congressional Budget Office scoring, would different offsets than Baucus ‘bill (CongressDaily, the Bush administration and the Republicans have proposed cuts Baucus ‘ to MA opposed plans to finance the measure..