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Help Repeal the SGR!

Contact the Arkansas Congressional Delegation through THIS LINK or call the AMA's Physicians Grassroots Network hotline at (800) 833-6354. Ask them to support legislation that will repeal the SGR. The bills are H.R. 4015 and S. 2000. Share with them that: The SGR formula is widely acknowledged to…

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How you can tip the balance for SGR repeal

From AMA Morning Rounds, Feb 10, 2014 A long-awaited and hard-fought bill to permanently repeal Medicare’s fatally flawed SGR formula finally is before Congress, following a milestone announcement Thursday. It’s critical to maintain the momentum in Congress: Your voice could tip the balance to pass repeal this year.…

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Lawmakers release plan to repeal SGR

From AMA Morning Rounds, 2/7/2014 News that lawmakers have released a plan that would permanently fix the sustainable growth rate received coverage in a few major US newspapers, and was widely covered in the beltway media. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle praised the deal, as did…

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SGR Fee Schedule Rule Announced

SGR cuts of 24% for 2014 were announced by CMS on Wednesday, November 27th.  Because of the lateness of this announcement, physicians will have until the end of January 2014 to change their Medicare participation status, if so desired. Congress must repeal the SGR, or put another temporary…

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AMS Leadership Meets With Arkansas Congressional Delegation

Tuesday, November 19, AMS leadership met with the entire Arkansas Congressional delegation in Washington, DC, to discuss issues of concern.  Legislative Committee Chairman, Scott Ferguson, MD; past president Michael Moody, MD; immediate past president, Gene Shelby, MD; past president, Joe Stallings, MD and President-elect, Alan Wilson, MD; along…

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