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House Bill to Press for One-Year SGR Delay
Health Leaders Media

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) said on Wednesday that he will submit legislation this week to delay for one year the implementation of the sustainable growth rate formula (SGR). Without the delay, or other action, physicians face a 28% cut in Medicare reimbursements in January 2013.

Burgess made the announcement at a meeting of the House Energy and Commerce Committee called to discuss innovations to reform Medicare physician payments.