Earlier today the US House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physicians’ payments under Medicare by a vote of 392-37. The US Senate must now follow suit to avoid steep payment reductions set to go into effect on April 1.
With a deadline fast approaching, bipartisan negotiations in Congress are in full swing to find a permanent replacement for the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) physician payment formula. But the tentative package being hammered out contains key provisions that may raise objections from both Republicans and Democrats.
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