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Medicare pays for annual depression screening

Medicare began covering annual depression screening conducted within a primary care setting in October 2011. ... This is available by placing code 7637 in the Medicare MLN Matters document search tool.
March 2012

QD: News Every Day--Medicare proposed going back 10 years for overbilling

Medicare has proposed going back 10 years to collect overpayments, longer than current time periods required to maintain medical records. ... For most treatment settings and other Medicare and Medicaid programs, it's five years.
February 2020

Medicare follies, or, the Annual Wellness Visit

Medicare follies, or, the Annual Wellness Visit. Over the last few years, Medicare, the government insurance program for the elderly, has added a few benefits, one of them being a yearly
February 2020


Researchers used Medicare data to examine eight-year follow-up of two screening strategies: continuing annual mammography after a certain age or ceasing to screen. ... The goal of the study was to estimate the effect of breast cancer screening on death
February 2020

Primary Care Physicians Are All One Breath Away From Dropping Medicare

I am going to state something that is completely obvious to most primary care physicians: I do not accept Medicare and Medicaid patients because it is good business, I accept them ... Two words: duty and calling. I view my seeing M/M patients as a social
February 2020

Not your father's Medicare

Less well appreciated, but arguably more important, were a wide range of reforms to the Medicare program. ... Penalties for readmissions, requirements for physician quality reporting, pilot programs for bundled payments and accountable care organizations
February 2020

Mr. President, please fix Medicare

But I also want you to fix Medicare. Medicare is so bureaucratic that expanding it in its current form would be the death knell for primary care physicians and many community ... I continue to care for my Medicare patients and they are a handful.
February 2020

QD: News Every Day--9 out of 10 doctors accept Medicare, a rate that remains steady

QD: News Every Day--9 out of 10 doctors accept Medicare, a rate that remains steady. ... About 650,000 physicians participated in Medicare in 2011 and nearly 1 million clinicians did.
February 2020

QD: News Every Day--Internists aren't fully adopting Medicare's wellness benefit

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act last year added annual wellness visits with no copayment or deductible to the Medicare benefit. ... The remaining respondents were split between rolling out the benefit to staff or to patients, but not both,
February 2020

More changes to Medicare

More changes to Medicare. I am a terrible coder. I think I am a pretty good doctor, but when it comes to coding, the process of figuring out which billing code ... In the words of CMS, it will favor “patients over paperwork.” You can read all 1472
February 2020

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