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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

House Approves SGR Repeal, Senate Waits

On Thursday, the US House of Representatives passed the bill to repeal the SGR by a vote of 392-37 in a bipartisan effort that did not make it on the Senate’s agenda before they adjourned for a two week break. The Hill reported that “since 2003, lawmakers have put off cuts under the Medicare formula 17 times, perennially punting the solution through short-term ‘fixes’ that, over time, ran up the cost of abolishing the formula to nearly $200 billion dollars.” The Senate will likely vote on the issue soon after their two-week recess. AAHKS members can use the call to action tool on the AAHKS website to contact their Senators as they consider the bill. Full story.

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