TRANSITIONAL FUND FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH RATE (SGR) REFORM
Sec. 1898. [42 U.S.C. 1395iii] (a) Establishment.—The Secretary shall establish under this title a Transitional Fund for Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Reform (in this section referred to as the `Fund') which shall be available to the Secretary to provide funds to pay for physicians' services under part B to supplement the conversion factor under section 1848(d) for 2017 if the conversion factor for 2017 is less than conversion factor for 2013.
(2) Payment from trust funds.—The amount specified under paragraph (1) shall be available to the Fund, as expenditures are made from the Fund, from the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund.
(3) Funding limitation.—Amounts in the Fund shall be available in advance of appropriations but only if the total amount obligated from the Fund does not exceed the amount available to the Fund under paragraph (1). The Secretary may obligate funds from the Fund only if the Secretary determines (and the Chief Actuary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the appropriate budget officer certify) that there are available in the Fund sufficient amounts to cover all such obligations incurred consistent with the previous sentence.
(4) No effect on payments in subsequent years.—In the case that expenditures from the Fund are applied to, or otherwise affect, a payment rate for an item or service under this title for a year, the payment rate for such item or service shall be computed for a subsequent year as if such application or effect had never occurred.
 P.L. 113-82, Section 3, amended to read “transitional fund for sustainable growth rate (sgr) reform.”
 P.L. 113-82, Section 3, amended to read “transitional fund for sustainable growth rate (sgr) reform”
 P.L. 113-82, Section 3, amended to read “during or after 2017, $2,300,000,000.
 P.L. 113-82, Section 3, amended to read “from the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund.”