Keyword: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
Under a new proposal, for the first time Medicare would pay doctors for telemedicine services. But some physicians say that may not be a good idea.
The proposal would merge two programs, eliminate two more, and increase the withholding amount.
A gap between the eligibility ages for Medicare and Social Security benefits is causing problems.
The proposal would create patient-centric, site-neutral payments for post-acute care settings that cost $60 billion a year.
Hospital consolidation has increased at a rapid clip every year, despite substantial confusion about its actual effect on the healthcare system.
All five doctors testifying on Capitol Hill said it would be better to continue to implement MIPS than see it replaced.
Mark Linthicum, director of scientific communications at IVI, discusses the problems with measuring the "value" in value-based payment arrangements.
CMS' readmissions reduction program isn't responsible for an uptick in observation stays, according to MedPAC.
In a late-Friday rule dump, the CMS proposed boosts to its annual payments for post-acute care providers, including skilled nursing facilities and hospice.
Forty-nine physician groups, which represent doctors across the country, have asked the government to reduce the reporting period for MIPS this year.