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
Medicare and Medicaid contribute more to the growth in federal spending than any other program. ... Cut benefits. Medicare beneficiaries could be required to pay higher co-pays, deductibles and premiums.
QD: News Every Day--Medicare holds claims to prevent pay cuts. Today's the deadline for a 21% cut in Medicare reimbursement. ... Congress didn't get a temporary fix pushed through in time, so Medicare is going to hold claims for 10 days to allow
This benefit, often referred to as Medicare Part D, added coverage for prescription drugs for the first time. ... In 2007, the payment for the administration was made under Medicare Part B using the HCPCS code G0377.
Being at the top of the list doesn't necessarily mean a physician was taking home millions from Medicare, however. ... Brennan N, Conway PH, Tavenner M. The Medicare physician-data release—context and rationale.
QD: News Every Day--A week of waiting for Medicare reimbursement. Congress is considering the doc fix this week, a measure to stave off the 21.3% cut to Medicare reimbursement
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--Doctors face another short-term Medicare pay fix. With no agreement in sight on permanently fixing Medicare reimbursement, Congress will need to pass another extension to keep
It is important for internists to understand and plan for the Initial Preventive Physical Examination, a one-time visit for new Medicare beneficiaries. ... The IPPE is a preventive wellness examination (not the routine physical head-to-toe examination,