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January 2014
Clinical Practice Management
President Obama Signs Bill to Prevent Scheduled Medicare Cut
President Obama on Dec. 26 signed into law the Pathway for Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Reform Act of 2013 (PDF). This new law prevented a scheduled Medicare payment reduction from taking effect on Jan. 1. The new law provides for a 0.5 percent update for such services through March 31.
 
IDSA continues to advocate (PDF) for a repeal of the SGR, and will keep members apprised of legislative action on this front.


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