ACC President Comments on Joint House/Senate SGR Repeal Proposal

Contact: Stephanie Abraham,, 202-375-6296

“The recently released joint proposal to repeal the sustainable growth rate put forth by the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee is an important and historic landmark in the decade long effort to bring sustainability to the Medicare program. The ACC is strongly encouraged by the bipartisan, bicameral efforts underway and looks forward to working with both chambers to ensure a final package is enacted that incentivizes appropriate, evidence-based high quality medicine.”


The mission of the American College of Cardiology is to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. The College is a 43,000-member medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The ACC provides professional education, operates national registries to measure and improve quality of care, disseminates cardiovascular research, and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit


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