iStock-612028204

News & Publications

News Details

Advocacy Action Center: Fix Medicare Now

Mar 17, 2015

Congress has taken serious steps toward repealing Medicare's flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula but they have unfinished business on repealing the SGR and clearing the way for a 21st century Medicare physician payment system. Please take a moment to send a customizable email letting your legislators know that now is the time to move toward a Medicare program that supports physicians for providing high-quality, patient-centered health care.


Template Letter:

Fix Medicare Now

I urge you to stay committed to repealing the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and work to build the momentum necessary to pass legislation that will repeal the SGR and enact Medicare physician payment reform before the March 31, 2015 deadline.

Recently, Congress came very close to passing bipartisan legislation that would repeal the SGR formula and take significant steps toward allowing physicians and other health care providers to design systems of care that best serve their patient populations through new and innovative care delivery models.

While these efforts ultimately came up short, Congress cannot afford to abandon this critical issue. Congress must work with America's physicians and finally repeal the SGR formula. Let's move toward a Medicare program that supports physicians for providing high-quality, patient-centered health care.