Doc Fix

CBO Releases New Doc Fix Bill Estimates

On Friday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released cost estimates for two bills to permanently replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)...

Keep the War Gimmick Out of Doc Fix Discussions

The war savings gimmick is back! As the debate over how to offset a permanent "doc fix" to Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate formula heats...

3-Month SGR Fix Proposed

With the end of the year fast-approaching and the looming prospect of a 24 percent cut to Medicare physician payments on January 1, the House of...

SGR Discussion Draft Coming Together

The Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees, last week, released a bipartisan, bicameral discussion draft of a proposal to permanently...

SGR Bill a Good Start but More Can Be Done for Less

The Congressional Budget Office, on Friday, estimated that the Energy & Commerce Committee’s (E&C) bill to permanently replace the flawed...

A More Detailed Physician Payment Reform Proposal

After releasing a broad physician payment reform draft, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has released a more fleshed out framework to replace...

Energy and Commerce Dips Its Toe Into the SGR Pool

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee took a small step in the process to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula -- Medicare's...

MedPAC: The Time is Now for SGR Repeal

We've discussed many times before the important role entitlement reform plays in addressing our long-term debt. As the baby boomer generation...

Prospects for a Permanent Doc Fix Improve

A popular secondary story from the newest CBO baseline centers on the "doc fix," the patch that prevents a large cut to physician payments...

Doc Fix Cost Rises

In recent weeks, we’ve heard a lot of talk about the fiscal cliff, but little of it has focused on one piece that has caused headaches for...

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