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Bipartisan House bill calls for repealing SGR
Modern Healthcare

Bipartisan leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the latest iteration of a draft bill to repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula. The plan calls for a five-year period of stable payment increases as physicians transition into new payment models. Still to come are ways to pay for the repeal, which the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates will cost about $139 billion over 10 years. Totaling 70 pages, the bill is still a work in progress, as the panel’s health subcommittee will consider changes to the legislation next week.