This week, physicians dodged the federales’ fiscal bullet yet again.  The sustainable growth rate automatic 10% hit to the Medicare physician fee schedule was transformed into a .5% increase, though this is good for 6 months only.  The HealthBlawger is quoted in the this week’s Part B Insider cover story on the latest SGR override

Here’s hoping our men and women in Washington can tear themselves away from election-year fun and games long enough to hash out a plan to replace the SGR.  Some of them profess to want to do so — and putting it off any longer is just plain unhealthy.   

David Harlow