Health Care Thoughts: Here We Go Again – SGR Edition
Congress has passed a ten month patch of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula by which Medicare reimburses physicians. I have lost count, but I believe that is the 11th or 12th year since creation of the formula which has never been put into full effect, being always subject to a short-term patch.
If the cumulative impact of SGR were to go into effect the cuts in reimbursements would average about 30%.
Clearly, we need a permanent fix. We need Medicare reform. Clearly, a fix or reform are not likely anytime soon.
Tom aka Rusty Rustbelt