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SGR Dangles Over Fiscal Cliff
Health Leaders Media

The Sustainable Growth Rate formula, the scourge of physicians, detested by both Republicans and Democrats, may be on the brink of being eliminated if the Obama administration has its way, according to healthcare sources. For years, major physician groups have sought to get rid of the formula, which has meant proposed payment declines for doctors. And ironically, government actions to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” may open the door to elimination of the SGR.