- By Dana Sparks
U.S. Senate Approves Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Repeal
"Mayo Clinic is pleased with today’s bipartisan action. Mayo has actively supported the repeal and replacement of the SGR for years. This ends 17 years of uncertainty for hospitals and physicians and moves Medicare towards paying for quality and efficiency. This is important for patients, taxpayers and long-term solvency of Medicare. The road to value-based payment will be challenging. We believe the next step must be to develop performance measures that accurately differentiate levels of care and complexity of patients."