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$128B SGR Repeal Deal Needs a Payment Plan
Health Leaders Media

Analysts, providers, and Medicare patient advocates are cautiously optimistic that the Sustainable Growth Rate formula repeal deal announced Thursday in Congress is a stride forward in the quest to move U.S. healthcare from a fee-for-service model to value-based payment of doctors. Figuring out how to pay for it may be a bigger challenge. Put in place a decade ago, the formula for reducing fee-for-service payments to physicians has never taken effect. Instead, Congress has made postponed it year after year.