Remote monitoring was associated with an increase in outpatient visits, which was likely due to reimbursement requirements, according to the authors of the retrospective study of Medicare patients with hypertension.
28 Nov 2023
ACP has long supported the implementation of G2211, which addresses the complexity inherent in office and outpatient evaluation and management services.
1 Oct 2023
Only 50.5% of Medicare beneficiaries ages 19 or older had received an influenza vaccine during the 2018 to 2019 flu season, and vaccination rates were significantly higher among White beneficiaries than Black or Hispanic beneficiaries.
16 Nov 2021
A Medicare-specific add-on code, G2211, is designed to address the complexity inherent to evaluation and management associated with medical care.
1 May 2023
Over a third of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) enrolled in a Medicare plan's Medication Therapy Management program in 2018 received a prescription for at least one potentially inappropriate medication.
2 Feb 2021
The intrinsic connection between health and life's quintessential pursuits is undeniable.
1 Nov 2023
A cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries found that patients' mean number of medications increased after an incident diagnosis of dementia, as did the proportion using central nervous system-active medications, highlighting opportunities to deprescribe.
29 Aug 2023
CMS released a proposed rule to address the administrative hassles of prior authorizations in Medicare Advantage plans, calling for automated processes, shorter decision-making time frames, and more transparency about the services subject to prior authorizations.
1 Nov 2023
Although Medicare has covered lung cancer screening for eligible patients since 2015, the study found that screening numbers were low in 2016 among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, with lower frequency among nonwhite patients and those in regions other than the Northeast.
23 Jun 2020
Physicians must understand the requirements for billing for Medicare-covered preventive services, such as the “Welcome to Medicare” exam and Annual Wellness Visit (AWV).
1 Feb 2023