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Rep. Burgess: “For far too long, this has been a growing burden on our nation’s seniors and the doctors who provide that care for them.”
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee member and author of H.R. 4015, the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act, Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following video ahead of today’s House of Representative’s vote on a permanent solution to the Medicare physician payment system.
For more than a decade the Sustainable Growth Rate has generated tremendous uncertainty for Medicare physicians and their patients. H.R. 4015 would repeal the SGR formula and replace it with a payment system that promotes the highest quality of care. H.R. 4015 is the product of a bipartisan, bicameral agreement reached by leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, House Committee on Ways and Means, and Senate Finance Committee. The House of Representatives is scheduled vote on H.R. 4015 Friday, providing certainty and peace of mind to seniors and their doctors and fairness for all Americans from the health care law’s individual mandate.
Read about the committee’s work on the SGR online here.