Victory! Congress Finally Repeals Flawed Medicare SGR Formula - 04/17/2018

Statement of TMA President Austin I. King, MD, on the U.S. Senate vote to approve HR 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which finally repealed the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. 

Medicare Meltdown: Another Lost Opportunity - 04/17/2018

Congress once again let physicians down by failing to fix the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula and defaulting to a temporary patch for the 17th time. Because Congress came closer than ever to solving the problem with bipartisan legislation, medicine is eager to get back to the negotiating table and capitalize on the progress made this session.

R.I.P. SGR - 04/17/2018

Medicine's united voice was instrumental in successfully repealing the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula — a payment design enacted in 1997 to sustain Medicare with lower costs but that instead threatened physicians with unsustainable payment cuts every year since 2003. Doctors say the elimination of SGR frees medicine to advocate for other lingering issues affecting Medicare. 

The End of an Era - 05/13/2016

I was confident it was the end of an era. The end of an acronym. SGR, R.I.P.

Report Examines New Medicare Payment Systems - 05/13/2016

A new Medicare Watch List report from The Physicians Foundation examines the implications of the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and future payment models, established after the elimination of the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.