Once More Kicked Down the Road?

December 4, 2013 11:17 PM

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WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers briefed physician groups Wednesday afternoon on updates to their proposal to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula.

Meanwhile, Congress is considering a short-term SGR patch to stave off for up to 3 months the roughly 24% Medicare pay cuts scheduled to start in 2014 in order to give lawmakers time to address a permanent SGR repeal.

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