The physician community secured a huge victory last month when Congress finally passed legislation to repeal the broken sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which set reimbursement for physicians under Medicare. For years, the entire physician community has been advocating that Congress repeal the broken, outdated formula since it didn’t accurately reflect the costs of providing […]
As you’ve probably heard by now, Congress passed a bill to permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which President Obama promptly signed into law. I had the privilege of representing AGA at a historic and awe-inspiring ceremony in the White House Rose Garden to celebrate the signing of the SGR repeal legislation, which […]
The House bipartisan leadership has introduced H.R. 2, Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The legislation includes an SGR repeal that transitions physicians to a more value-based payment system, reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years, and outlines Medicare extenders and structural reforms to the Medicare program. Since the legislation has bipartisan support in the […]
It appears that a deal to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula might actually happen during this Congressional session. House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, have been negotiating and crafting a $200 billion package that would repeal the SGR and replace it with a more value-based payment program. […]
John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF, AGA Institute president, was on Capitol Hill meeting with key legislators and AGA allies to discuss issues of importance of GI and thanking them for their ongoing support. Throughout the day, Dr. Allen’s discussions focused on issues related to physician payment reform, NIH research, patient access to life-saving treatments […]
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