According to breaking industry news reports, a bipartisan team of negotiators in Congress from both the Senate and House of Representatives has concluded a deal to resolve a thorny physician reimbursement issue related to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) for Medicare physician payment

This just in: according to a report by David Pittman, Washington correspondent for MedPage Today, “Physicians will get a 0.5-percent pay increase each year for five years under a deal by a bipartisan team of House and Senate negotiators [in the U.S. Congress] to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician payment under Medicare.”

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