Q: How do specialties provide input to the relative values Medicare assigns to services? ... A: ACP and other physician organizations engage CMS directly regarding RBRVS maintenance and Medicare payments.
QD: News Every Day--How will Medicare reimbursement fare post-election? Failure to permanently fix Medicare reimbursement would be a catastrophe, says Cecil B. ... But Congress is entering its lame-duck session, and will likely have just one week to
Sixty-five still has currency because that's the age at which non-disabled Americans are eligible to be covered under the Medicare program (now itself having reached middle age). . ... As our economy continues to recover (hopefully) from the Great
Medicare began covering annual depression screening conducted within a primary care setting in October 2011. ... This is available by placing code 7637 in the Medicare MLN Matters document search tool.
QD: News Every Day--Millions in fraud makes Medicare crack down. Honest physicians report fraud and are ignored. ... While both are rare examples, fraud is constantly occurring, and it's bankrupting the system, according to Medicare officials.
A few simple tips can ensure that the patient's needs and Medicare's paperwork are both satisfied. ... ACP has been working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to clarify and address many of our members' concerns.
Many Medicare programs offer incentives for e-prescribing or quality reporting, or have penalties for failing to comply. ... The bonus payments and adjustments are assessed as a percentage of total allowed charges covered by the Medicare Part B Physician
QD: News Every Day--Congress patches Medicare payments, now tries Medicaid. Having temporarily patched Medicare reimbursement until Nov. ... And Medicare will tack on a 6.1% cut on Jan. 1.
Q: How should I bill Medicare and Medicaid for the H1N1 immunization costs? ... Under Medicare, H1N1 administration claims will be processed using the diagnosis V04.81 (influenza).
In 2014, ACP advocated for reduced burden related to prior authorization of medications in a letter commenting on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. ... ACP is also working with several primary care, radiology, and imaging groups to advocate for