The AAN Professional Association has submitted a comment letter to the chairs of the US House Ways and Means Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee, regarding the recent release of the House Democrats health reform legislation, otherwise known as the Tri-Committee health care plan.
Written by the Democratic chairs of the Ways & Means, Energy & Commerce, and Education & Labor Committees, the Tri-Committee health care plan eliminates the physician reimbursement plan known as the "Sustainable Growth Rate" (SGR), provides a positive update for 2010, and then reverts to a two-tiered SGR that will provide most CPT codes with an annual increase of one or two percent. It also provides a five or ten percent increase reserved for primary care physicians.
Some highlights of the Academy's seven-page response include:
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