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Consensus builds for 5-year SGR transition period
Modern Physician

Providers are coalescing around a five-year transition period before moving to a new Medicare physician payment system, according to a House Republican involved in developing the replacement. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), chairman of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, said the next question in developing a sustainable growth-rate replacement measure that is expected to pass this year is how much time is needed even before that transition period begins.