Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) FIX

Resolution and Position Statements
March 1, 2012

Policy B12

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine, working with other stakeholders, support the American Medical Associations’ (AMA) three pronged recommendation, to (1) Repeal the SGR; (2) Implement a five-year period of stable Medicare physician payments that keep pace with the growth in medical practice costs; and (3) Transition to an array of new payment models designed to enhance care coordination, quality, appropriateness, and costs.