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Doctors applaud SGR bill's malpractice protection

from Medscape (free login required)

Medical groups are applauding the overwhelming vote in the U.S. Senate to prohibit plaintiffs from using a physician's performance on federal quality measures in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The provision included in the legislation to repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula would stop plaintiffs from using a doctor's quality improvement performance as the sole basis for a medical liability lawsuit or to prove negligence. more

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