Make Doc Fix Permanent
Efforts have been underway for several years to significantly reduce the reimbursement rates paid to physicians seeing Medicare and TRICARE patients, but Congress has continually stalled the cuts. By delaying a permanent solution, the proposed reductions grow with each successive year and there is growing concern that such drastic reductions may negatively impact these beneficiaries’ access to care. FRA advocates legislation that would repeal the broken Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula currently used to calculate reimbursement rates for these physicians and replace it with a new system that is simpler, requires less paper work and reimburses for quality care rather than number of services.
Refer to Related Links for testimony, Related Files for letters to Congress, DoD leaders and FRA Bullet Points on the issue.