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Issue Position: Reforming Physician Payment

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For far too long Medicare beneficiaries and physicians have dealt with the uncertainty of a payment formula which results in enormous payment cuts for physicians until Congress temporarily delays them. This last minute response by Congress is inefficient and costs the federal taxpayers billions of dollars. A permanent fix to this flawed formula- commonly known as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)- is essential to preserve health services for our nation's seniors, provide a stable business environment for physicians, and support the long-term economic health of our nation. Congressman Matheson is committed to finding that common sense solution and successfully passed a bipartisan amendment requiring Congress to move forward with a new payment methodology to ensure physicians can continue to serve Medicare patients.

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