Medicare Doc Pay Overhaul Needs Tweak, Groups Say

Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT) -- A coalition of nine doctors’ groups on Thursday urged members of a House committee not to implement a pay cut related to supposedly misvalued services as part of their effort to repeal Medicare’s unpopular sustainable growth rate system, calling the provision “ill-advised.”

According to the coalition’s members — which include the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians and American College of Surgeons, among others — they “deeply appreciate” the efforts of the House Energy and Commerce Committee members to eliminate the SGR, which ties doctor...
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