AAFP declares its support for bipartisan bill to eliminate SGR

02/8/2013 | AAFP News Now

The AAFP supports the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act, a bill introduced in the House to eliminate the sustainable growth rate formula and temporarily replace it with yearly updates while new payment models are tested. "For more than 10 years, some of the most vulnerable folks in America -- folks who are elderly, disabled and veterans have had their health care at risk because of what we know is a flawed and broken SGR system," AAFP President Jeff Cain, M.D., told a congressional briefing.

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