Mar 27 2015
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), member of the Senate Appropriations Health Subcommittee, spoke on the U.S. Senate Floor this week about the importance of permanently replacing the broken Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.
“For more than a decade, the broken SGR formula has frustrated health care providers, threatened access for Medicare beneficiaries, and created budgetary dilemmas for Congress,” Sen. Moran said. “To preserve medical access for Kansans, physicians and other health care providers must receive appropriate reimbursement for the care they provide. The reality is patient care suffers when providers are forced to endure an exasperating wait-and-see game every few months to find out what amount they will be reimbursed for the care they provide. Rather than continually punting responsibility for this issue to a later date, this week Congress can – and must – do better. We can end this piecemeal approach to legislating and come together to permanently repeal the SGR in a fiscally responsible manner.”
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act, with a bipartisan vote of 392-37.
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