SNM, groups urge support for bill against Medicare SGR formula

10/21/2009 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Various medical imaging groups, including SNM, are encouraging their members to support the Medicare Physicians Fairness Act of 2009, which would invalidate the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula that requires physician payments to be adjusted yearly to contain health care utilization. The Senate will conduct a series of votes for the measure this week. If the bill does not push through, a 22% cut in Medicare payments will take effect Jan. 1 next year.

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