U.S. Gets the Least Bang for the Buck in Health Care [06-29-10]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 1:01 pm

The U.S. Health Care System ranked dead last in the latest Commonwealth Fund comparison of the U.S. health system with those in other industrialized nations.  This year the competitors were Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. (more…)

Fee Schedule Update – For Now [06-25-10]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 3:07 pm

On June 25, 2010, President Obama signed into law the “Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010.” This law establishes a 2.2 percent update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) payment rates retroactive from June 1 through November 30, 2010. (more…)

Fee Schedule Update [06-21-10]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 11:15 am

The Senate made repeated attempts over the last week to pass a tax and social extenders bill (also referred to as the “jobs bill”) which would have included a fix for the physician fee schedule. (more…)

Fee Schedule Update [06-04-10]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 10:50 am

House Passes Limited Extension of Physician Fee Schedule But Senate Recesses Before Acting on House Bill.  In order to avoid disruptions in service and payment, CMS, once again, has advised contractors to hold claims for Medicare reimbursement for 10 business days—until June 14th when they will have to start to process claims from June 1st. (more…)

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