Medicare will delay processing doctorsâ€™ claims to give Congress time to pass legislation that would block a scheduled 10 percent cut in payments.
Archive for June, 2008
Way back in 2006, I wrote to tell you about the Medicare cap on physical therapy services. Many of you contacted me and even more of you took action contacting our senators to tell them how you felt about having your access to care arbitrarily limited.
TIGroup Announces Agreement with ESSENCE Healthcare to Provide Unique Health Plans for Medicare Patients
Tri-Isthmus Group, Inc. to provide Medicare Advantage plans in Oklahoma. TIG Financial Solutions previously applied to become a Medicare Advantage plan…
The U.S. government proposed payment changes in the Medicare health insurance program on Monday that could impact reimbursement of medical imaging, diagnostic testing and dialysis providers.
June 30, 2008 â€“ While physicians caring for Medicare patients have a 10-day reprieve from a 10 percent pay cut, they did get hit today by new regulations proposed by Medicare, as well as, changes in the agencyâ€™s compensation structure that will reduce payments to doctors by about $3 billion.
June 30, 2008 – HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt on Friday said that the agency will maintain the current Medicare payment rate for physicians because Congress was unable to pass legislation to avert a 10.6% cut scheduled to go into effect on Tuesday before lawmakers left for the Fourth of July recess, the Washington Post reports.
The Bush administration said Monday it will delay paying doctors for treating Medicare patients in early July to give Congress more time to block a scheduled 10.6 percent fee cut.
Bipartisan Group Of Senators Asks Senate Leadership In Letter To Oppose Delaying Medicare Durable Medical Equipment …
A bipartisan group of five senators has written a letter asking Senate leaders to oppose a House-approved bill and signed by Sens.
– The Bush administration said Monday it is freezing a scheduled 10 percent fee cut for doctors who treat Medicare patients, giving Congress time to act to prevent the cuts when lawmakers return from a July 4 recess.
As most doctors face the Congressionally mandated 10 percent cut in Medicare payments next week, Arcadian Health Plan, Inc. announced that it will maintain payments to their contracted network physicians at the same level of payment as before the mandated cuts.
The Bush administration proposed on Thursday to crack down on the aggressive marketing of private Medicare insurance plans.
States should be given greater powers to enforce new regulations proposed to curb the hard-sell tactics used to foist private Medicare policies on unwary consumers.
Two insiders had said Kyphon, a unit of Medtronic, improperly persuaded hospitals to keep people overnight for a simple outpatient procedure to repair small fissures of the spine.
I have been hearing physician colleagues voice a level of dissatisfaction with medical practice that is alarming.
The Bush administration promised to provide new protections for low-income Medicare beneficiaries to ensure they can get prescription drugs promptly, at minimal cost.