Wyoming citizens on Medicare to benefit from replacement of sustainable growth rate formula

Last week, the U.S. Senate voted on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate reimbursements to physicians under Medicare. MACRA was adopted by a vote of 92 to 8 on the eve a 21 percent cut to physicians’ Medicare payments. It passed the house 392-37.