Medicare is transitioning to a new value-based payment system, and the agency has outlined specifics about how it intends to implement it. ... One hopes that most physicians are aware by now that Medicare is transitioning to a new value-based payment
QD: News Every Day--Physician pay pits Medicare's funding against health care reform. ... Now, Medicare is drawing back funding by changing provisions in health care reform.
But at its core, Medicare has continued to pay physicians a set amount for each billable service. ... value—to patients, to the taxpayers who fund Medicare, and, let's not forget, to physicians.
QD: News Every Day--Medicare payment cuts delayed until June 1. Threats of lowered Medicare payments have been postponed again until June 1. ... Medicare had announced Thursday that it would start paying doctors' claims at the lower rate.
Q: How does ACP 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.
Reminder: The initial AWV (G0438) is a once-in-a-lifetime benefit for Medicare beneficiaries. ... More information is available from CMS in the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 12, Section 30.6.6, online.
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.
1, 2009 became a 1.1% increase. Medicare. Payments for office and hospital visits will increase on Jan. ... Internists will see an average $5,000 more on their total Medicare allowable charges in 2008 and 2009.
QD--News Every Day: Government to crack down on Medicare fraud. U.S. ... Some new measures include fingerprinting providers, site visits and background checks before billing Medicare and Medicaid, and withholding payments if an investigation is pending.
President Obama and House Republicans have issued starkly different proposals on the future of Medicare and Medicaid. ... The Ryan plan would also gradually convert Medicare from an open-ended entitlement program to a premium support program.