The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of April 19, 2015

Vol. 4, No. 32








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Success at last!

U.S. Senate passes bill

to repeal Medicare's SGR, 98-2

President Obama signs bill into law


By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 


On April 14, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed HR 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, the bipartisan legislation which would immediately repeal the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).


After 12 grueling years of fighting to fix the SGR formula, physicians everywhere can now take a rest. The legislation was sent to President Obama and on April 16, HR 2 was signed into law.


"We will have to study the bill further to determine any ancillary effects on physicians, but the loss of the SGR and the doc fix fight every year is certainly a good thing," said BCMS President James Humphreys, MD.


The House passed the bill back on March 26 with a resounding 392-37 margin.


To read more about the successful passage of HR 2 and comments by TMA President Austin King, MD, click here.



For more information on this and other legislative advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting  Mary Nava. 




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