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Congress repeals SGR; Society applauds Wisconsin delegation for their support

The Wisconsin Medical Society yesterday thanked members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation for their support of H.R. 2, the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act” (MACRA), which repeals Medicare’s flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. The bill, which the Senate passed 92-8 on Tuesday night, prevents a 21 percent cut to physician Medicare reimbursement and paves the way for health care payment and delivery models that reward value instead of volume. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill 392-37 on March 26.

More information is available in yesterday’s Medigram Alert story, as well as this press release.

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