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House Republicans focused on SGR fix
Modern Healthcare

With a House panel preparing to discuss physician payment reforms on Wednesday, healthcare providers and industry groups remain hopeful that 2013 will be the year lawmakers repeal the troublesome formula the CMS uses to reimburse Medicare-participating doctors. Momentum has been building in the lower chamber this year to overturn Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula. The Republican majority staffs of the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Committees jointly released a framework that would serve as the foundation to repeal the SGR.