Could proposed Medicare changes fill funding gap if SGR is repealed?

08/8/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

With a bill under consideration in the House that would replace Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula, Congress is looking at some strategies that would help address the projected $140 billion gap that will open if the SGR is repealed. Proposed measures include altering the enrollee cost-sharing structure and post-acute care framework. Those changes are said to be capable of generating nearly $113 billion in savings, but some lawmakers want other options considered.

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