House Energy and Commerce Committee Has Hearing to Address the Sustainable Growth Rate
Published on: May 05, 2011
In its first of a series of hearings to address the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing May 5, entitled "The Need to Move Beyond the SGR." Information regarding the Hearing, including the list of witnesses who testified and their corresponding testimony, can be accessed on the Committee’s Web site.
In addition to the letter, ASH’s Committee on Practice met with Congressional offices during its recent Hill Day to share the Society’s concerns and recommendations regarding the SGR. Congress must pass legislation by December 31, 2011 to avert a scheduled physician payment cut of 29 percent caused by the SGR. ASH will keep members apprised of information about the remaining SGR hearings and the Society’s related advocacy activities.