Editorials support Medicare "no pay" policyEver wonder what those outside the healthcare industry think of CMS's decision to end payment for a group of preventable errors? Here's a sampling of
Hospitals are still trying to get their head around new Medicare rules that will ban
> The American Society of Clinical Oncology has asked CMS to lift restrictions on the use of anemia drugs in cancer patients.
It's well documented that preventive care has significant wellness benefits, not to mention cost-saving advantages. However, at present, less than 10 percent of Medicare beneficiaries are getting all
> Texas retail clinic operator Intrepid Holdings--which runs clinics under the My Clinic and My Care Clinic brands--plans to expand to 12 states over the next few months.
It's another chapter in the continuing drama which is the evolution of Stark law provisions. This week, the key player is CMS, which has posted a final rule to its Web site which interprets Stark law
CMS is planning one of the biggest changes in years to its rules for letting ambulatory surgical centers to participate in Medicare. The proposed rules, considered perhaps the largest change in ASC
> CMS has canceled its Medicare Advantage contract with SunCoast Physicians Health plan in south Florida, probably because the plan didn't maintain the $1.5 million in reserves required by the
It's another prosperous year for a select group of medical practices and IPAs, that are getting $31 million in pay-for-performance bonuses this year from Blue Cross of California. This follows a 2006
In a move that should rock the industry, Medicare has announced it will stop paying for some hospital mistakes as of next year. Right now, Medicare pays for more than 60 percent of hospital acquired