Bipartisan support is one key to getting SGR fixed, AMA president says


WASHINGTON – Congress appears to be on the brink of reforming the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula after many years of temporary payment updates that physicians say undermine the stability of their practices and of the federal health program, as well.

Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, president of the American Medical Association, discusses why Congress is so much closer to solving the Medicare physician payment puzzle this year. She also weighs in on prospects for action in the House and Senate when lawmakers return from their summer recess in September and what the practice world might look like after the SGR disappears.

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