Senate Passes Budget Deal; No SGR Fix Included

The bill lacks any fix to the widely hated sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement under Medicare…

Fleming also expressed disappointment about the House bill’s failure to increase the primary care pay bump for Medicaid physicians to bring their rates into parity with those of Medicare. “We did a member survey and found that 40% would cut back or stop seeing Medicaid patients altogether if parity was not sustained,” he said.

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