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Recent MMS Action and Testimony

  • Medicare Payment Formula Repealed April 28, 2015

    The Sustainable Growth Rate, or SGR, was an element of the Medicare physician payment formula that tied annual changes in payment rates to fluctuations in various economic benchmarks. The formula inaccurately compensated physicians for the cost of medical practice, and it has destabilized the...

  • Kiss the SGR Goodbye: Senate Repeals Medicare Payment Formula April 14, 2015

    SGR formula is replaced by sustainable payment system that stabilizes Medicare.

  • Myths and Facts about H.R. 2 April 13, 2015

    The AMA, MMS and over 750 national and state-based physician and specialty organizations have gone on record in support of H.R. 2, the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.”

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