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SGR Bill’s Payment Transparency Provision Elicits Concern
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Almost lost in the brouhaha over the expected repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate funding formula is a provision that would make a physicians’ Medicare claims database available to the public online and at no cost. House and Senate versions of the “doc fix” bill repealing the SGR include language from the Medicare Data Access for Transparency and Accountability Act (Medicare DATA Act), legislation sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, (R-IA), and Ron Wyden, (D-OR).