Tag Archives: Congressional Budget Office

A Doctor’s Place is in the Exam Room

Guest post from Stuart L. Weinstein, MD Spokesperson, Health Coalition on Liability and Access Past President, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Ignacio V. Ponseti Chair and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Professor of Pediatrics Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Iowa … Continue reading

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How Should Congress Pay for Repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate?

Guest post from Harold D. Miller President and CEO, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform Pittsburgh, PA A bipartisan, bicameral bill was announced earlier this month as the result of a joint effort by the U.S. House Energy and … Continue reading

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Efforts to Fix the SGR Continue

Year after year, because of Medicare’s flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, physicians face significant cuts in Medicare reimbursement. And time and time again, Congress intervenes with a short term “fix” to prevent these steep cuts. With luck (and a … Continue reading

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