What is the SGR?
The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula was enacted in 1992 as a statutory means of controlling Medicare spending by calculating annual updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule. The fee...more
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the calendar year 2014 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (Proposed Rule)....more
The Obama administration announced yesterday it was delaying the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Employer Mandate, which requires employers with 50 or more full-time workers to provide affordable health insurance to its employees...more
Discussions around reforming Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) continued this week as the Committee on Energy & Commerce held a hearing to solicit input on a draft bill for replacing the current SGR formula...more
On May 10, 2013, Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT)—the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, respectively—issued a letter to the healthcare provider community declaring that “[t]he...more