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SGR Repeal Bill Advances to Full House Committee



So-called "doc-fix" legislation that would replace the sustainable growth rate formula with a system that rewards physicians for delivering quality care could be up for a full committee vote this week.



1 comments on "SGR Repeal Bill Advances to Full House Committee"
Matthew Taber (7/24/2013 at 11:59 AM)

Multiple attempts to repeal the SGR have failed miserably in the past. Proponents of the repeal completely had the opportunity to [INVALID] a repeal into the Fiscal Cliff legislation that passed with flying colors January 1st but proponents must have been too busy partying over New Years because they failed to [INVALID] the repeal into the legislation. Having worked for a member of the House in the past and worked on healthcare policy on the U.S. Senate HELP Committee, I understand exactly what it takes to get legislation passed. In order for this bill to pass, it will have to have all 20 physicians in Congress vote for it. In addition, it will need the votes of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, Steny Hoyer, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Mike Enzi, Lamar Alexander, Max Baucus, and Dick Durbin. Physicians and practice managers should lobby these individuals directly (very easy to do as I do it on a daily basis) if they wish to see the SGR be repealed.