SGR fixed for another six months
The fix will be in place for services provided between June 1 and Nov. 30. Unless Congress takes steps between now and Nov. 30, the 2.2 percent increase will cease on Dec. 1 and the 21.3 percent reduction will be restored.
“The six-month Medicare patch Congress passed [last night] is a very temporary reprieve for seniors and baby boomers who rely on the promise of Medicare,” said Cecil B. Wilson, MD, president of the American Medical Association. "Delaying the problem is not a solution. It doesn’t solve the Medicare mess Congress has created with a long series of short-term Medicare patches over the last decade – including four to avert the 2010 cut alone. “