JAFFERY, MD, MS, MMM, FACP, who serves on AAPL's advisory panel, was appointed by the Government Accountability Office to a three-year term on the six-member Medicare Payment
Spine-TRACK participants can now use the platform to earn Medicare payment
But negotiations had always broken down when the two sides failed to settle on a way to offset the budgetary impact of permanently ending the large Medicare payment
cuts that the existing SGR formula called for.
AFTER TRYING AND FAILING TO introduce a Medicare co-payment for visiting your doctor, the federal government now wants to privatise the Medicare payment
The Institute of Medicine's Committee on Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending and Promotion of High-Value Care examined geographic variation in health care spending and quality for Medicare beneficiaries, Medicaid, privately insured, and uninsured populations in the US, to make recommendations for changes in Medicare payment
systems under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and address whether Medicare payments
for physicians and hospitals should be adjusted by a value index that is based on geographic area performance.
At its April meeting, some members of the Medicare Payment
Advisory Commission (MedPAC) suggested Medicare take stronger steps to reward the work of APRNs and physician assistants (PAs).
(24.) Medicare Payment
Advisory Commission, "Report to the Congress: Regional Variation in Medicare Service Use," January 2011, http://medpac.gov/documents/Jan11_RegionalVariation_report.pdf.
Medicare physician payments matter to ObGyns in other ways, too, because TRICARE and private payers often follow Medicare payment
and coverage policies.
Physicians will not face Medicare payment
cuts this year, thanks to a compromise reached by members of Congress.
The Medicare Payment
Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has recommended to Congress that Medicare payments
to skilled nursing facilities be rebased and reduced, contending that free-standing SNFs are making a killing on Medicare with Medicare margins averaging 18.5 percent in 2010.
FROM A MEETING OF THE MEDICARE PAYMENT