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Physicians Take SGR Repeal Message to Washington
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With Congress facing an end-of-the-month deadline to repeal the reviled Sustainable Growth Rate, hundreds of the nation’s physician organizations on Wednesday intensified their calls for a permanent fix for the funding formula.

Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, president of the American Medical Association, said that more than 600 state and national physicians’ organizations sent a joint letter to House and Senate leaders on Wednesday asking them to repeal SGR before the latest temporary delay lapses on March 31 and a mandated 24% cut in Medicare reimbursements kicks in.