Medicare beneficiaries seem to be ignoring the United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines on screening mammography intervals, even as overall screening rates decline, according to research presented at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting Thursday in Chicago.
The federal government could save $283 million to $560 million or more per year if Medicare had the flexibility to reimburse emergency medical services (EMS) for managing selected 911 calls other than transport to an emergency room, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
Legislation recently introduced to Congress by Rep. Scott Peters (R-Calif.) seeks to increase the use of wireless technologies in healthcare to ultimately bring care costs down.
The Medicare program wants to rein in the escalating costs associated with nursing homes, home healthcare and other services provided after an enrollee is discharged from the hospital, Kaiser Health News reported.
The Medicare program wants to clamp down on costs associated with nursing homes, home healthcare and other services provided after an enrollee is discharged from the hospital, Kaiser Health News reported.
Hospitals continue to report rising rejections of claims connected to Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) scrutiny, but they still can prevail if they undertake the appeals process, reported AHA News No w.
The Office of the Inspector General has recommended that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develop a measure to determine the rate nursing home residents are being admitted to hospitals due to a deterioration of their medical condition,
The White House says slow growth of healthcare spending could boost the job market and help control costs, according to USA Today.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced its second round of penalties and bonuses to hospitals under the Value-Based Purchasing Program, and the former outnumber the latter.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has quietly extended a grace period regarding audits and reviews of payments related to hospital stays shorter than the "two-midnight" threshold it established earlier this year, AHA News Now reported.