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Lawmakers urged to spare hospitals in fixing SGR
Modern Healthcare

Several hospital groups urged Congress to use savings from overseas operations as a way to solve Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula for physicians—as long as those funds would provide for a full fix.

Organizations including the Federation of American Hospitals, the American Hospital Association, the Catholic Health Association of the United States, and the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems sent a letter to members of Congress that again lobbied federal lawmakers to find a permanent solution to the way the Medicare program reimburses physicians that does not compromise funding to the nation’s hospitals.

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