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SGR Deal Would Fix Perennial Physician Pay Problem
Health Leaders Media

After a decade of squabbling and annual renewals, the federal Medicare guidelines for physician reimbursement known as the Sustainable Growth Rate appear destined for repeal and replacement.

A bipartisan deal announced Thursday in both houses of Congress includes an annual 0.5 percent reimbursement rate increase for doctors over five years, but the pact does not spell out a mechanism to pay for the new reimbursement system.