The time for SGR repeal is now
August 7, 2013

AMA President Arden Dee Hoven, MD blogged about Congress’ recent work toward Medicare SGR repeal and improving patient care.

“Something remarkable happened last week. An important committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to repeal Medicare’s failed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula in a unanimous vote just before Congress left the capital for its summer recess.”

“Members of Congress have been working toward repeal of the SGR formula since the beginning of the year when Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced at the AMA’s National Advocacy Conference in February that his committee would introduce legislation to eliminate the SGR formula before the five-week summer recess.”

Read Dr. Hoven’s blog post.

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