CHA News Article

House Energy and Commerce Committee Unanimously Approves SGR Bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved the Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act (H.R. 2810) today, repealing the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. The legislation, previously passed out of the health subcommittee, does not identify a funding source for its approximate $140 billion cost. CHA will continue to monitor the legislation and will oppose any funding mechanism that cuts hospital payments to fund the SGR repeal.