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February 20, 2013
Two percent cuts may not sound deep, but the sequester, scheduled to start March 1 unless Congress acts, will be painful, and has the healthcare industry worried.
December 08, 2011
Throughout 2011, the sustainable growth rate (SGR) issue continued to intensify. Stakeholders within the healthcare industry, in particular those groups representing physicians, lobbied Congress vigorously to “fix” the SGR permanently. Many hoped that the Joint Selection Committee on Deficit Reduction, the so-called supercommittee, would offer up a solution as it deliberated on how to reduce the federal deficit.
November 03, 2011
It is believed that in its deliberations on how to reduce the federal deficit, the Joint Selection Committee on Deficit Reduction is considering permanently fixing the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Many within the medical community have vigorously urged the super committee and Congress to repeal the SGR, and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted to recommend a repeal to Congress.
January 24, 2011
Experts attending the National Congress on Health Insurance Reform in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19-21 expressed doubt that Republicans would be able to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, even as the House voted to repeal the law.