Work Continues on SGR Repeal

Congress' work to reshape physician payments under Medicare and repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula took several pivotal steps this week.

Congress' work to reshape physician payments under Medicare and repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula took several pivotal steps this week.

Congress May Need More Time for Full Repeal

Lawmakers briefed physician groups Wednesday afternoon on updates to their proposal to repeal Medicare's SGR payment formula.

Wednesday's update provided a more fleshed out SGR-repeal proposal than the version lawmakers released in October. The two congressional committees, working in a bipartisan fashion, reacted to physician concerns regarding an eight-page proposal from October to repeal the SGR and create a more streamlined pay-for-performance system.

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Source: MedPage Today