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Call on the Senate to vote today

Call on the Senate to vote today

One vote down, one to go: Call on the Senate to repeal SGR once and for all.

AMA Advocacy News

End to SGR in sight, with your help

Lawmakers introduced bipartisan bills to eliminate the flawed SGR formula. The bill, H.R. 2 (formerly H.R 1470/S. 810), are consistent with the policies established in last year's bipartisan, bicameral Medicare payment reform bill (summary and chart). Congressional leaders are working together to finalize the legislation. Congress must vote on the proposals next week, before the March 31 expiration date of the current patch, or physicians will be facing a 21 percent Medicare payment cut.

750 organizations tell Congress to fix Medicare now

For the 18th time, physicians face Medicare payment cuts under the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula—but there is still time to solve the problem once and for all, more than 750 physician groups told Congress in a letter (log in). The current SGR patch, the 17th such patch, expires at midnight on March 31, after which all physicians could face a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments.

Law could repeal “arbitrary” federal panel

A bipartisan measure introduced earlier this month could repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a federal panel charged wtih reducing health care spending. Learn more in AMA Wire®.

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