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AMA Pushes Lame Duck Congress for SGR Repeal
HealthLeaders Media

The American Medical Association wants the lame duck 113th Congress to permanently repeal the reviled Sustainable Growth Rate funding formula for Medicare before the session adjourns next month.

“It’s important that we take advantage of the momentum that was created by all the worked that was done earlier this year to create HR4015 and Senate bill 2000,” AMA President Robert M. Wah, MD, told HealthLeaders Media Tuesday, referring to the ill-fated legislation that failed to repeal the SGR last spring.