Statement of the State and Specialty Medical Societies on the Medicare Physician Payment Crisis

June 16, 2010

Failure by Congress to fulfill its responsibilities is undermining patient care in America. Three times this year, Congress has missed a deadline for dealing with Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, raising the specter of a 21 percent payment cut for physician services. The disruption and uncertainty for patients and physicians has made Medicare an unreliable program. Read the full statement (add hyperlink to the statement).