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SGR Repeal Bill Advances to Full House Committee
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A bipartisan proposal to repeal and replace the sustainable growth rate formula took a critical step forward on Tuesday. By voice vote, the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Health passed a bill that replaces the existing Medicare’s physician payment formula with a system to reward physicians for delivering quality care. The action clears the way for a full committee vote, which could happen this week. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), who chairs the E&C Committee, has let it be known that he wants a full House vote on the SGR repeal and replace bill before Congress takes its annual August recess.