AMA to Congress: Repeal SGR

The American Medical Association's House of Delegates on Monday directed the AMA to urge Congress to repeal Medicare's payment formula, the sustainable growth rate, before the end of the year. "The AMA has heard the nation's physicians and we're pulling out the stops to get Congress to act and take a fiscally responsible course that will stop the annual cycle of draconian Medicare cuts and short-term patches," said AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D., in a statement. "Now is the time to move past the annual SGR crisis and toward a Medicare program that ensures access to high-quality and efficient healthcare for patients and a stable practice environment for physicians." Statement