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Lawmakers Again Hammer Away at Repealing the SGR; Your Input Welcome
Posted on: 11/8/2013

Similar to what we reported last summer, another round of activity to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula is heating up in Washington.

Last week, the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee released Discussion Draft: SGR Repeal and Medicare Physician Payment Reform, a summary of their joint, bi-partisan framework for a permanent repeal of the SGR.

This summary is an attempt to lay the foundation for developing a new Medicare physician payment methodology. Many issues still need to be ironed out and analyzed. In other words, there's a long road ahead before any final proposal will become legislation. Stay tuned!  

In the meantime, these committees welcome feedback on the draft proposal. Submit comments via email to the Finance SGR comments mailbox  and/or the Ways and Means SGR comments mailbox by Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.

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