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MGMA to Congress: Looming Medicare Payment Cuts Would Destabilize Program

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  • February 08 2013, 4:31pm EST

The Medical Group Management Association on Feb. 8 sent the following letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on its position on across-the-board federal budget cuts scheduled at the end of February absent congressional action:

“We would like to reassert our position that Congress must prevent across-the-board budget cuts currently scheduled for the end of February. An arbitrary and formulaic sequestration is not the appropriate way to achieve our nation’s long-term health policy goals. Cuts to physician payments resulting from sequestration would further destabilize the Medicare program and compound the already dire situation for medical group practices caused by the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula.

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