Lawmakers introduced bipartisan bills to eliminate the flawed SGR formula. The bill, H.R. 2 (formerly H.R 1470/S. 810), are consistent with the policies established in last year's bipartisan, bicameral Medicare payment reform bill (summary and chart). Congressional leaders are working together to finalize the legislation. Congress must vote on the proposals next week, before the March 31 expiration date of the current patch, or physicians will be facing a 21 percent Medicare payment cut.