Reps. Roe & Schwartz to Hold Bipartisan Briefing
Future of the Medicare Physician Payment System
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN-01) and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA-13) will hold a bipartisan briefing and panel discussion on the future of the Medicare physician payment system. Since 2003, Congress has taken steps each year to override the cuts required by the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Unless Congress acts again before the end of this year, physicians treating Medicare patients will see their reimbursements cut by 29.5% beginning on January 1, 2012.
More than 115 members of Congress joined Schwartz and Roe in sending a bipartisan letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction asking that they include a comprehensive SGR fix in their proposal.
The briefing will feature the following three prominent health care experts who will discuss prospects for reforming or repealing the SGR:
WHO: Roe & Schwartz to Hold Bipartisan Briefing
WHAT: Future of the Medicare Physician Payment System
WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., followed immediately by media availability with
Reps. Roe and Schwartz and the three panelists
WHERE: 210 Cannon HOB