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Don't Count on SGR Reform This Year

While the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is seeking input from physician groups about ideas for the controversial sustainable growth rate formula, the odds are that Congress isn't going to do much about it this year.

1 comments on "Don't Count on SGR Reform This Year"
DonS (5/31/2012 at 2:50 PM)

Another consideration for SGR repeal or at least bringing in stability to the Medicare PFS for 2013 and 2014 is the Medicaid parity component mandated under PPACA. And that, of course, is assuming the PPACA is still there come January 2013. But if state's Medicaid programs must pay Medicare rates to primary care on E&M codes in January 2013, Congress can't be diddling around with SGR cuts, patches, fixes, or other nonsense into 2013 like they did in 2010.