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Parity Could Pass Next Week! (Doug Edwards)

June 19, 2008
by Doug Edwards
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Word has reached me that parity legislationcould pass Congress next week! I'm very excited, but one source has told me not to get
too excited; advocates still need to make sure that Republican senators will agree to the final version. And then, of course, it's up to President Bush.

I want to know your reactions, thoughts, ideas, and how you plan on celebrating in your organization if this historic legislation finally makes it across the finishline.
Drop me a note when you have the chance. We'll include your input online and in our print coverage.

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So what was the outcome of the vote? How long will it take for parity to be adopted by medicare and third party payors?

There has not been a final vote yet, but I hope there will be this week. I am not sure how long it will take before the law will go into effect but this should be in the legislation (unless that decision is punted to CMS).

Doug Edwards

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