A colleague asked on Facebook if I knew about any serious Medicare doc fix options (as in, scrapping the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and implementing something more sensible). Below are some sources, none of which I’ve read yet. I’m just providing them as a resource.
- MedPAC report on assessing SGR alternatives.
- Congressional Research Service report on SGR that includes alternative proposals.
- A post on the Health Affairs blog on an SGR alternative. It links to five others.
That’s plenty of reading for now. If anybody looks at these or knows of others and can offer a summary, that would be splendid. I may not have time to do much more than this. (Have I mentioned I’m very busy lately?)