Gingrey applauds SGR reform efforts
The House Energy and Commerce Committee, in collaboration with the Ways and Means Committee and the GOP Doctors Caucus, unveiled a legislative framework today to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate.The draft legislation is an important advancement in efforts towards reforming the system and replaceing it with a fair and stable Medicare physician payment formula.
2013 SGR Reform Milestones
February 7, 2013 - Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committee leaders outline a framework to reform the current Medicare system. Committees ask for feedback on the outline by February 25.
February 14, 2013 – Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health holds hearing on “SGR: Data, Measures and Models; Building a Future Medicaid Physician Payment System.”
April 3, 2013 – Leaders from the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees outlined additional details of a proposal to repeal the SGR system. The leaders also sent a letter to the provider community requesting feedback. The leaders requested stakeholder feedback by April 15.
May 28, 2013 - the Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled a draft legislative framework, seeking further stakeholder input by June 10.
June 5, 2013 – Subcommittee on Health holds a hearing on “Reforming SGR: Prioritizing Quality in Modernized Physician Payment System”