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Sustainable Growth Rates & Conversion Factors

Section 1848 of the Social Security Act requires the Secretary to make available to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and the public by March 1 of each year, an estimated Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and estimated conversion factor applicable to Medicare payments for physicians' services for the following year and the data underlying these estimates. We provide the estimates and information applicable to physician fee schedule payments via this web page.

  • Preliminary analysis of the estimated SGR and conversion factor for Medicare payments to physicians in 2015
  • Final analysis of the estimated SGR and conversion factor for Medicare payments to physicians in 2014
  • Letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) regarding the CY 2015 Physician Fee Schedule
  • Letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) regarding the CY 2014 Physician Fee Schedule
  • Letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) regarding the CY 2013 Physician Fee Schedule
  • Letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) regarding the CY 2012 Physician Fee Schedule
  • Final analysis of the estimated SGR and conversion factor for Medicare payments to physicians in 2013
  • Final analysis of the estimated SGR and conversion factor for Medicare payments to physicians in 2012
  • Final analysis of the estimated SGR and conversion factor for Medicare payments to physicians in 2011
  • Final analysis of the estimated SGR and conversion factor for Medicare payments to physicians in 2010
  • Final analysis of the estimated SGR and conversion factor for Medicare payments to physicians in 2009
  • Final analysis of the estimated SGR and conversion factor for Medicare payments to physicians in 2008
  • Cumulative definition of SGR services from CY 1998 to CY 2008 (CodeList.zip which expands to SGRWeb1998to2008.csv)

It is important to note that the SGRs are estimated and may be revised based on later data.

Related information: (See related links below.)

  • Physician fee schedule
  • Actuarial studies
  • Physician center