Government & Medicine

Recent Government & Medicine Stories

04/22/2015 — Physicians and lawmakers gathered at the White House April 21 to celebrate repeal of the Medicare sustainable growth rate after more than a decade of work to reform Medicare payments.

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Panel Assesses ACA on Legislation's Fifth Anniversary

Changes Put More Emphasis on Primary Care

04/22/2015 — Health officials and policy analysts at a panel discussion marking the fifth anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act said the legislation brought benefits and put more emphasis on primary care.

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AAFP Declares Victory for FPs as Senate Fully Repeals SGR

Lawmakers Credit Physicians' Tireless Advocacy

04/14/2015 — Family physicians triumphed as the Senate removed a longstanding obstacle to improved patient care by repealing the Medicare sustainable growth rate, which had threatened to cut physician payments for years.

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04/10/2015 — Medicare Payment Advisory Commission members recently discussed possible incentives for Medicare beneficiaries to choose the most efficient and least costly health plan option in their local markets.

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