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Unprecedented Progress Made Towards SGR Repeal
Less than two weeks ahead of when the latest Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) patch is set to expire, the House has introduced the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1470), legislation that would permanently repeal the flawed formula. Companion legislation, S. 810, has been introduced in the Senate as well. Last year, the entire house of medicine and three congressional committees of jurisdiction agreed upon legislation that would not only repeal the SGR but also create new pathways for clinicians to participate in alternative payment and health care delivery models. The latest bicameral, bipartisan proposal, which would increase stability in the health care system for Medicare patients and providers, mirrors last year’s legislation. Read more about what you can do on ACC.org.
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