MedPage Today: SGR Repeal Passes House; Patch Still Expected

By David Pittman  WASHINGTON — A full repeal of Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula hit a snag Friday, but political insiders say another temporary stay from drastic cuts in Medicare reimbursement is likely on its way. The House passed a bill in a 238-181 vote that repeals the SGR and replaces it with a systemthat … Continue reading

MedPage Today: SGR Repeal Cost Now Pegged at $121 Billion

By David Pittman, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today   WASHINGTON — The most recent congressional proposal to repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula would cost $121.1 billion over 10 years if enacted, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday. The cost of the House Ways and Means Committee’s SGR-repeal bill is about $5 billion higher than that … Continue reading

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