QD: News Every Day--The final day for fixing Medicare reimbursement. The Senate could vote as early as today on a six-month extension to Medicare reimbursement, one that would avert ... Medicare reimbursement processing has been on hold the entire month
Members of Congress have floated for months the possibility of a five-year fix to the Medicare reimbursement system. ... There could be a permanent solution to Medicare reimbursement, if some political willpower could be mustered.
CPT or HCPCS codes that represent services denied based on NCCI edits cannot be billed to Medicare beneficiaries, because the denials are based on incorrect coding, not on medical necessity. ... Nor can the physician use a“ Notice of Exclusions from
QD: News Every Day--Medicare cuts delayed by 30 days. Medicare reimbursement cuts have been delayed for 30 days.
Physicians can have an outsized influence on the debate around Medicare for All versus private insurance. ... Medicare for all,’ an idea that is mocked publicly but is being greeted privately with increasing seriousness.
See page 295) In Northern Michigan, the doc fix can't come soon enough, as yet more physicians contemplate not accepting any more Medicare patients. ... MGMA attributed the rise to employers’ and payers’ increased commitment to primary care, but
QD: News Every Day--Doctors unhappy with Medicare cuts, but can't agree how to fix them. ... The Medical Group Management Association reported that 67.2% of medical practices are likely to limit their Medicare populations.
QD: News Every Day--More on Medicare and the deficit. As reported yesterday, Medicare is one of the government programs being looked at for its impact upon the deficit by a ... Medicare would have until 2015 to figure out how to lower costs without
CMS will begin mailing new cards with Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) to all beneficiaries. ... If they are different, encourage your patients to update their addresses with Medicare.
Primary care doctors and the Medicare boycott. This post by Liam Yore, M.D., appeared at Better Health. ... I saw this interesting article linked to from a blog about angry doctors dropping out of Medicare in Texas.