The Sustainable Growth Rate repeal is official
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Today the US Senate repealed the "sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors, ending more than a decade of legislative gridlock on the issue." reports Paul Demko, who is Modern Healthcare's Washington bureau chief and leads coverage of Congress. This historic vote will assure the continuance of the Children's Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP and will block a 21.2% reduction in Medicare payments to providers. You may read more at Modern Healthcare at
With this bill passage, among many other changes, NPs can perform the face-to-face exam for home health patients. You can read a summary of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) with the attached document.
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