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Medical societies offer guidelines on shift from SGR
Modern Healthcare

The American Medical Association and more than a 100 state and specialty medical societies issued a set of principles that they say can support a federal transition from the sustainable growth-rate formula to a “higher performing Medicare program.” In an Oct. 15 letter to Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the groups called for lawmakers to repeal the Medicare physician payment formula, arguing that eliminating the SGR formula is essential to the development of a high performing Medicare program.