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Is SGR Repeal Coming? AMA Launches New Campaign

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As Congress works to pass SGR reform, the American Medical Association launched a new campaign that encourages physicians to give input.

The campaign includes a new interactive website, FixMedicareNow.org, which allows physicians and patients to request lawmakers eliminate the sustainable growth rate and move toward a new system.

"Physicians want to work with Congress to move past this broken payment formula and toward a Medicare program that ensures access to care, the best healthcare outcomes for patients and a sustainable practice environment for physicians," said AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, in a news release. "There's strong bipartisan support for repealing SGR and I'm optimistic that Congress will pass legislation this year to help make Medicare better for America's seniors."

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bill to repeal SGR in August and the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and U.S. Senate Finance Committee are expected to issue their own version of the legislation this fall.

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