Congress kicked the can down the road for another year this week in a disappointing end to a bipartisan bicameral bill that would have permanently fixed the flawed doctor payment legislation. More importantly the permanent fix bill had important provisions that could have saved billions of dollars, and improved care for Americans. Link to full article
For now, we will be fighting in D.C. to add the medicare data provisions back into next year's SGR bill. It is a shame when the right thing to do for America does not get done by our elected officials.