Health I.T. Components Integral to SGR Bill Before Congress

Congress has until March 31 to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that calls for an almost 24 percent cut in Medicare payments this year, according to congressional staffers who were panelists at HIMSS14. A bipartisan group of House and Senate members introduced a bill last month that would not only repeal the "broken" and flawed" SGR formula, they say, but also includes important health information technology provisions.

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