“The AAOS strongly supports the bipartisan, bicameral SGR repeal-and-replace plan agreed to by both House and Senate committees and included in legislation introduced by Representative Burgess, Senator Wyden and Senator Hatch,” says Frederick M. Azar, MD, President of AAOS. “AAOS implores Congress to continue bipartisan efforts and resolve any outstanding issues in a way that would see this legislation enacted before the current patch expires.”
A permanent fix of the SGR formula is essential in ensuring Medicare’s solvency and improving care delivery. Physicians must have adequate support to provide coordinated care that will improve health, prevent costly complications, and enable physician participation in new payment and delivery models. It is imperative that Congress continue bipartisan negotiations, whether directly or through conference, and enact legislation to repeal and replace the SGR before the expiration of the current patch.
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