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Congress Passes Legislation Repealing the SGR

The March 2015 issue of STS Advocacy Monthly is now available.

Highlights include:

1. Congressional Activity Ramps Up on SGR and Global Surgical Payments
2. STS Urges Caution on ICD-10 Transition
3. The Society Nominates Jeffrey Rich to MedPAC
4. STS-PAC and Grassroots Update
5. 2015 STS Advocacy Priorities Selected