Senate Passes Permanent SGR Fix; Therapy Caps Exceptions Process Extended Two Years [5-21-15]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 1:50 pm

200px-US_senate_sealOn April 14th, by a vote of 92-8, the Senate passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which had passed the House over three weeks ago by a wide margin. The bill will now be sent to the President who has already stated that he will sign it into law.  Repeal of the SGR methodology has been a long time coming. It was put into law in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and since that time, Congress has had to pass legislation 17 times to prevent the fee schedule reductions from taking effect and to preclude the therapy caps from having full force and effect.  (more…)

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