February 25, 2015
Physicians face about a 21% reduction in Medicare reimbursement rates unless Congress acts by April 1.
February 6, 2015
The report represents a $30.5 billion increase in the Congressional Budget Office's score of the bill since a November 2014 report.
January 22, 2015
While federal lawmakers expressed bipartisan support for passing a permanent sustainable growth rate formula replacement yesterday, disagreements over how to pay for the legislation remain.
January 13, 2015
American Health Care Association President Mark Parkinson says "another short-term patch shouldn't cut our providers and potentially harm the over 3.5 million residents and patients we serve every year."
December 9, 2014
Physicians face about a 21% reduction in Medicare reimbursement rates unless Congress acts by April 1, 2015.
November 19, 2014
An updated Congressional Budget Office estimate finds that the cost of repealing the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula could grow by about $21 billion if Congress waits to pass legislation.
November 18, 2014
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) says a tax extender package could be used to pass a permanent fix to the SGR formula without needing an offset.
November 7, 2014
Stakeholders also suggested that the next Congress could seek changes to the Affordable Care Act and additional flexibility for state Medicaid programs.
November 5, 2014
Congress in March approved another short-term delay to scheduled reductions to Medicare physician reimbursement rates called for by the program's sustainable growth rate formula after failed attempts in the House and Senate to pass a permanent SGR replacement.
November 3, 2014
Among other rules, CMS created new payments for chronic care management programs, launched efforts to streamline payments for individuals' hospital care and expanded the agency's Physician Compare website.
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