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SGR Ripe for Repeal, Where's Congress?



Physician groups say the time is finally right for lawmakers to overhaul the disdained sustainable growth-rate formula. But no one in Congress is embracing a specific plan, and the funding possibilities are uncertain.



2 comments on "SGR Ripe for Repeal, Where's Congress?"
michael samms (5/10/2013 at 10:13 AM)

We need a system to address artificial demand creation. Programs addressing quality are always appropriate, but take a long time to widely implement. In the meantime, we need an immediate and effective reimbursement process that will eliminate up to $100 Billion in excess diagnostic services annually. A reimbursement program to slow cost increases will go a long way toward addressing needed reforms and will have an immediate payback. We need Wal-Mart style supply/demand economics which will alleviate the cost concern. Where is Wal-Mart or an organization that will step up?
msamms (5/9/2013 at 5:20 PM)

Artificial demand creation rules current healthcare economics. We could save $100 Billion annually with a proper structure. We need Wal-Mart style supply/demand economics. Begs the question, where is Wal-Mart on healthcare? Perhaps a different question: Who resides outside the current healthcare box and can save the U.S. healthcare system?