Bipartisan SGR replacement bill introduced by Congressional leaders

House and Senate negotiators have reached a 5-year deal to provide physicians with a 0.5% annual increase in Medicare reimbursements, according to an announcement by congressional leaders on a deal to repeal the sustainable growth rate formula.The bill does not detail how to pay for the reforms and still needs approval by both House and Senate, but it moves the process to a point where the funding specifics can now be debated on the basis of an agreed-upon change to the existing sustained growth rate formula (SGR) that most lawmakers (Read more...)