SGR repeal bill draws criticism from fiscal conservatives, CMS

The American Medical Association (AMA) swatted away concerns about the cost and depth of the bill recently signed into law to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula. The bill, which President Obama signed last week, drew criticism from fiscally conservative Republicans for costing too much, while a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services questioned whether the formula to repeal SGR did not go far enough. AMA President Robert Wah, M.D. called the CMS report "illogical, flawed and dangerous for patient access to quality healthcare." >> Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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