Oppose Cuts to Hospitals and Health Systems
to Pay for Physician Payment Fix
The U.S. House and Senate reached agreement to
repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and enact a new
value-based updated system to reimburse Medicare physicians.
However, lawmakers did not specify offsets to pay for the new
system. This means hospitals and health systems are at great risk
for drastic cuts and program changes to help pay for the cost,
estimated at between $115 to $125 billion.
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