10/14/2009

Doctors might delay the adoption of electronic health records as they face the government's planned 21.5% reductions in Medicare reimbursements under its sustainable growth rate mechanism, said William F. Jessee, CEO of the Medical Group Management Association. The MGMA and other medical groups recently urged Congress to eliminate the SGR mechanism, saying it should be "replaced with an updated system that reflects increases in physicians' and other health professionals' practice costs."

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