With compromise reached last week and House and Senate bills now introduced in the Congress to repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate formula for Medicare payments to physicians, the American Medical Association is urging fast passage. Here is a letter sent to members of Congress on Feb. 10 from AMA CEO James Madara, M.D.:
On behalf of the American Medical Association, I am writing to express our strong support for the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014, (H.R. 4015/S. 2000). The development of a bipartisan and bicameral solution for a problem that has bedeviled lawmakers for more than a decade is a significant accomplishment.
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