The year 2015 brought an end to the much-maligned Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), sometimes known as the “doc fix.” The SGR established limits on Medicare reimbursement for physicians, and each year, physicians and those lobbying on their behalf were forced to stave off drastic cuts to their payments. “The SGR was Congress’s attempt to control… [Read More]
Kelly Tyrrell writes about health, science and health policy. Based in Madison, Wis., she has a BS in zoology from the University of Florida and an MS in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 2011, she was a mass media dcience and engineering fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), reporting for the Chicago Tribune. Ms. Tyrrell has also worked as a health and science reporter for the News Journal (Gannett) in Wilmington, DE, a freelance reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and a science writer for UW-Madison.