In a last ditch effort to salvage their Holiday vacation plans, the U.  S.  House of Representatives has approved legislation which will delay the 27% Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cut to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  The good news of course is that CMS will not need to put a hold on physician payments starting January 1 as they did last year.  The bad news is that a two-month fix can hardly be considered a fix at all and any kind of permanent fix for the SGR does not even appear on Congress’ radar screen.  Hopefully Santa delivers some bipartisanship this weekend because it will be sorely needed in February.