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Specialists: Replace SGR this year
Modern Physician

In a letter to congressional leaders, the Alliance of Specialty Medicine is calling on Congress to create a permanent replacement for the sustainable growth-rate Medicare payment formula by the end of the year. If Congress does not act, an SGR-driven 26.5% pay cut will take effect Jan. 1. The letter from the alliance—a coalition of 13 medical specialty societies—notes that there is also the potential for another 2% Medicare pay decrease if Congress does not act to stop across-the-board cuts called for in 2011’s Budget Control Act.