HHS Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request
On Wednesday, April 10, the Administration released their Fiscal Year 2014 budget request. The Health and Human Services (HHS) budget notably includes a 10-year freeze in physician payment rates through an assumed fix of the sustainable growth rate. There is also language strengthening the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) by reducing the target Medicare growth rate that would trigger IPAB recommendations. For a copy of the Administration’s budget for HHS and other resources related to the budget, click here.