SGR replacement bill draws fire

The bill pending in Congress that would repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate payment formula for physicians is coming under fire for its ambiguity. Vox has reported that some complain the "doc fix" bill is hazy as to what quality metrics the government would use to reimburse doctors, and fiscal conservatives are concerned that the $35 billion in cost savings attached to the bill is minuscule compared to the $9 trillion that will be expended on the Medicare program over the next decade. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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