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Medicare Physician Payment Updates and the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) System


The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) is the statutory method for determining the annual updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule. The SGR system was established because of the concern that the Medicare fee schedule itself would not adequately constrain overall increases in spending for physicians' services. While the fee schedule limits the amount that Medicare will pay for each service, there are no limits on the volume or mix of services. Under the SGR formula, if expenditures over a period are less than the cumulative spending target for the period, the annual update is increased. However, if spending exceeds the cumulative spending target over a certain period, future updates are reduced to bring spending back in line with the target. Bills: H.R. 3630, H.R. 3162, H.R. 3961, H.R. 8,


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