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House Passage of Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Formula Repeal a Significant Step Forward

Washington, D.C., March 26, 2015AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement about House passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2):

“By passing this measure, House Republicans and Democrats have taken a significant step in the right direction in reforming the Medicare physician payment system. We thank the Republican and Democratic House and committee leaders for coming together to address this important issue. This bipartisan agreement to achieve a permanent solution to the ongoing threat of Medicare physician payment cuts is critical to ensuring that all Americans get the quality health care they need.

We urge the Senate to act quickly to avoid delays in ensuring America’s seniors have access to the care they need.”

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Brooke Bergen, AAMC