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Inside the Lab Industry: Latest SGR Fix Has Plenty in It for Labs, Ties Medicare Lab Payment to Market Rates

For a time it appeared that there would be an actual replacement by Congress of the sustainable growth rate (SGR), the payment formula for Medicare participants that has been widely reviled—and typically ignored—since it was implemented in 1997. For well more than a decade, Congress had been issuing one-year “patches” to the SGR that nominally […]

For a time it appeared that there would be an actual replacement by Congress of the sustainable growth rate (SGR), the payment formula for Medicare participants that has been widely reviled—and typically ignored—since it was implemented in 1997. For well more than a decade, Congress had been issuing one-year “patches” to the SGR that nominally…

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