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    President Signs SGR Repeal into Law

    April 22, 2015
    After nearly two decades since it was first put in place and more than a decade since it began calling for drastic cuts to physicians’ reimbursement rates, Medicare’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment formula has finally been repealed by Congress! Read more
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    ePolicy News March 2015

    March 12, 2015
    An Overview of the President’s FY 2016 Budget
    On Feb. 2, President Obama submitted the White House’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget to Congress. The Administration’s proposed $4 trillion budget would produce a $474 billion deficit (roughly 2.5 percent of the gross domestic product). If enacted, its policies would add approximately $5.7 trillion to the national debt over 10 years. When compared with the $8 trillion increase projected under current law, this represents a roughly 30-percent reduction in the growth in national debt by 2026. Finally, the President aimed to fully reverse the sequester by proposing to increase discretionary spending to $74 billion above the current mandatory spending caps. Read more
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    ePolicy News February 2015

    February 03, 2015
    ASCP Announces New Choosing Wisely® Recommendations
    ASCP has released a new set of Choosing Wisely® recommendations targeting laboratory tests that are commonly ordered, but not always appropriate. ASCP has been a partner in the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, since 2013 when the Society released its first set of Choosing Wisely® recommendations. Read more

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