Senator wants rural health, telehealth included in SGR repeal

Despite the progress made yesterday toward repealing the sustainable growth rate (SGR) and making changes to Medicare payments physicians, one member of Congress believes the measure are not doing enough for rural healthcare providers and patients. 

Only hours after the United States House of Representatives passed a temporary solution to the sustainable growth rate (SGR), Senate Committee on Finance passed its SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Improvement Act seeking a permanent solution. (An interesting wrinkle in the latter is the requirement for EHR systems to be interoperable by 2017.) Click here to read the full article by Dr. Kyle Murphy, published on EHR Intelligence.
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