Effective July 1, 2015, physicians who prescribe drugs to Part D enrollees must either be enrolled in Medicare or have a valid opt-out affidavit on file in order for the prescriptions to be paid for.
1 Jun 2015
Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes take many more brand-name drugs than similar patients treated in the Veterans Affairs (VA) system, adding as much as $1 billion per year to health care costs, a recent study found.
11 Jun 2013
Two studies analyzed postacute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) in older and ICU patients. Other new research showed that symptomatic infection during delivery raised risks in pregnant women but vaccination during pregnancy was safe. An ACP/Annals of Internal Medicine forum focused on outpatient management of COVID-19, and the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for a new monoclonal antibody treatment.
15 Feb 2022
We do advocacy work on a daily basis when we see patients, and we have to approach our interactions with legislators in a similar way.
1 Jun 2022
Medicare is transitioning to a new value-based payment system, and the agency has outlined specifics about how it intends to implement it.
1 Jun 2016
The College issued seven policy recommendations on reforming payment programs, including prioritizing underserved patient populations, addressing value in health care, and achieving greater equity.
21 Jun 2022
Recent changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule affecting internists are detailed, including tweaks to chronic care management codes, e-prescribing and telehealth.
1 Feb 2014
Physicians can have an outsized influence on the debate around Medicare for All versus private insurance.
1 Apr 2019
MGMA conference: EHR implementation hindered by Medicare cuts
2 Nov 2010
Clinicians and office staff can benefit from a refresher course about how to code claims correctly for prompt payment.
1 Nov 2014