President Obama has signed into law a one-year delay of the Medicare sustainable growth rate for physician reimbursements, according to a Washington Post report. 

The Senate followed the House last week in approving the legislation, which averts a 25 percent reimbursement cut for physicians who treat Medicare patients. 

The one-year fix will cost the government an estimated $19 billion, which will be funded by tightening rules around tax credits for buying health insurance.