Internists Press Lawmakers For Medicare Formula Fix
MedpageToday: Internists Lobby Congress For SGR Fix
Several hundred internists and medical students were on Capitol Hill Thursday, meeting with their members of Congress to advocate for issues facing internal medicine. Chief among them, not surprisingly, is a fix for the sustainable growth rate (SGR), the Medicare formula that, year after year, calls for steep cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates for physicians. … Before that fix expires, doctors' groups -- including the American College of Physicians (ACP), which represents internists -- as well as several lawmakers, have been pushing for bills to totally revamp the formula, which both Democrats and Republicans agree is flawed (Walker, 6/8).