Keyword: American College of Rheumatology
Absent adequate reimbursement for time spent on complex patient care, specialists are finding it harder to sustain their practices.
Hundreds of healthcare groups urged Congress to pass a bill to reform the prior authorization process for Medicare Advantage patients.
Some 25 physician and patient groups urged CMS to immediately implement proposed step therapy safeguards to protect patient access to treatments.
Industry groups like Humana and the American College of Rheumatology have weighed in on CMS' proposals. The comment period ended Friday.
Physician groups say they hope to work with CMS on a new E/M coding and payment structure to ensure doctors are fairly paid.
HHS' plan to bring down Part B prices has drawn skepticism, including from providers who helped sink a similar proposal from the Obama White House.
Critics of the new policy say it lacks some crucial details, including how to determine when a less-expensive drug isn’t effective.
Physician and patient advocacy groups say it takes decisions out of doctors’ hands and will limit patients' treatment options.
A new study spotlights the mental health impacts of hospital-acquired infections, plus more healthcare headlines.
Some doctors and advocates for patients fear CMS' proposal could be a disaster.