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Medicare reimbursements

Threats to Medicare funding jeopardize physician participationHow long they can play the Medicare payment shell game without simply walking away from the table?
Ophthalmologists need to prepare their practices for the Value-Based Payment (VBP) program for Medicare services. VBP is a strategy to promote quality and value of health care services, with providers being paid based on value-of-care-delivered rather than volume. Regardless of the perspectives, the fact remains that reimbursement can increase or decrease substantially with the VBP program.
4 crucial tips to consider when picking MIPS or APMIn the not-too-distant future, doctors will have to make an important decision each year—one that will affect their pay.
A look at some of the technology tools healthcare systems are using to reduce readmissions.
Senate approves end to SGRBy a vote of 92-8, the U.S. Senate last night approved legislation ending the long-reviled formula for determining Medicare reimbursements. The vote came just hours before a 21% reimbursement cut would have gone into effect. The measure, which the U.S. House of Representatives passed three weeks ago, now goes to the president, who is expected to sign it.
Current methods used to measure hospital quality are fraught with problems that have large consequences for how hospitals are reimbursed by Medicare, according to a new study published in the March edition of The American Journal of Accountable Care.
Provider status is fine and dandy, but pharmacists need to get paidIn the pharmacist's hierarchy of needs, which comes first? Provider status? Or getting paid for the work you're doing right now?
Meaningful use penalties sear more than half of EPs in 2015Starting in January, nearly 257,000 eligible professionals will face a 1% cut to their Medicare reimbursements for not meeting meaningful use standards, according to CMS.
A record number of hospitals are being fined a total of $428 million by Medicare for excessive readmissions.
Physicians may soon be paid for end-of-life discussionsThe American Medical Association (AMA) has submitted codes that could finally lead to Medicare reimbursement for end-of-life and advanced care conversations, five years after a previous effort was squashed when the talks were labeled “death panels.”