Full Repeal of SGR Passes House, Moves To Senate
Family physicians who have long sought an end to Medicare payment uncertainty have reason for optimism following a vote today in the House of Representatives.
For the first time in 12 years, true Medicare reform is feasible under the House legislation, which includes full repeal of the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Lawmakers passed the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, by a 392-37 vote. It now moves to the Senate.