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ACP statement before House Energy & Commerce
Subcommittee on Health hearing on SGR
January 21, 2015
(Washington) - "It is imperative to permanently eliminate the
fatally flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and implement
reforms that will eliminate the uncertainty that has threatened
seniors' access to their physicians for over 13 years," the
American College of Physicians (ACP)said today. ACP provided a
Statement for the Record at this morning's Hearing before the
House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, "A Permanent
Solution to the SGR: The Time is Now."
ACP said it strongly supports the bipartisan agreement reached
last year by the House Energy & Commerce, Ways & Means, and
Senate Finance Committees on comprehensive legislation to repeal
the SGR formula. The legislation, the SGR Repeal and Medicare
Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014, represented years of
policy development toward a new physician payment system that
brings better value to patients and to the entire health care
system. ACP urged the legislators to reintroduce and expedite this
legislation to the floor for a vote and work with their colleagues
to enact it before the current SGR patch expires at the end of
"After more than 13 years, 17 patches, and billions wasted-it is
truly time to pass SGR-repeal now," ACP emphasized in its
statement. The organization declared that if not repealed by the
end of March 2015, then the 18th patch would be needed in order to
avert a 21 percent cut to physician payments, which will continue
the damaging cycle of uncertainty faced by physicians and their
Also in its statement, ACP urged caution about making any major
changes to the 2014 legislation that would upset the consensus that
was established when drafting this bill. In particular, ACP said it
feels strongly that any changes that would weaken the incentives
for Alternative Payment Models (APMs), Patient Centered Medical
Homes (PCMHs) in particular, would be problematic.
ACP's statement highlighted a number of tools and resources it
provides to help physicians make the transition to a value-based
payment and delivery system, whether via the proposed Merit-Based
Incentive Payment System (MIPS), as outlined in the SGR Repeal and
Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act, or as an APM.
Finally, ACP strongly recommended that the reintroduced
legislation also include a reauthorization of the Medicare Primary
Care Incentive program.
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