March 17, 2015
You can help persuade Congress to fix the SGR once and for all. For more than two decades, physicians have faced an annual across-the-board, double-digit cut in Medicare reimbursement as mandated by a law requiring a sustainable growth rate (SGR). Unless Congress intervened, physicians’ fees would be cut. This year is no exception: A 21 percent cut is slated to go into effect on April 1, 2015. In past years, Congress consistently applied a short-term “patch,” negating the cut for the year ahead but never delivering a long-term solution. This year legislation on deck to be introduced in the next few days would offer a permanent fix to the SGR issue. SCAI is urging physicians to take action today in support of this legislation.