Tag: financial reimbursement

Formal Geriatric Assessment Should Be Routine

As the number of elderly patients with cancer continues to rise — and geriatricians remain in short supply — primary care providers and community oncologists...

Experts Say Teledermatology’s Post-Pandemic Role Is Unclear

After a steep rise in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and a slow decline that started in the summer, telehealth consults in dermatology remain...

Feds Let Illinois Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

The federal government has approved a request by Illinois to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage to a full year from the current standard of 60 days....

San Francisco, LA Prioritize 2nd Shots, Close Some Sites

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is the latest California city...

Judge Delays Rule That Cuts Pay for Drugs in Docs’ Offices

The Trump administration has failed to persuade a judge of the need to rush the implementation of major changes in payments for drugs administered in...

In MDS, Transplant Ups Survival in Elderly and May Be Reimbursed

New results suggest that allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), which is typically reserved for younger patients, may well be offered to older patients with advanced...

Liquid Oxygen Recommended for Mobile Patients With Lung Disease

People with chronic lung disease who need significant amounts of oxygen should be able to take it in liquid form when they are able to...

Telehealth Finds Acceptance Among Patients With Cf, Clinicians

Telehealth is widely accepted among individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) and the physicians who treat them, according to three new studies. The surveys examined attitudes...

Most Docs Prefer a Public-Private Combo for Health Reform: Survey

Two thirds of physicians recently surveyed by the Physicians Foundation support a two-tiered healthcare reform plan that combines private insurance with a “single-payer” option. In...

Clinicians Incensed by Trump’s Claim They’re Inflating COVID Numbers

Medical groups and the clinicians they represent are criticizing President Donald Trump for his claim that their drive for reimbursement for COVID treatment may have...

Opinion: Bailout US Cancer Care

Dr Randall A. Oyer Many independent oncology practices struggled to make ends meet before COVID-19 ran roughshod over the US economy and health system. Now...

Healthcare Coalition Objects to Proposed ACO Regulations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which recently trumpeted the success of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP),...

PCPs’ Incomes Grew Faster Than Specialists’ Following ACA

The rate of growth in inflation-adjusted compensation was higher for primary care physicians than for specialists during the period in which the Affordable Care Act...

Congress Considers Permanent Telehealth Waivers for Medicare

A bill introduced on Thursday in the US House of Representatives would make permanent some temporary changes that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

More US Psychiatrists Restricting Practices to Self-Pay Patients

A growing number of psychiatrists in the US no longer accept insurance and will only see patients who can pay upfront, out-of-pocket for office visits,...

Few Claims Made by Physicians for Uninsured COVID Care: HHS

A senior official at the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) said the agency has received far fewer claims than expected from clinicians...

SCAI Weighs In on PCI at Ambulatory Surgical Centers

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has issued a position paper on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) that makes...

Code and Bill Correctly During COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 18, 2020 — The Coding Expert Answers Your Questions Betsy Nicoletti, MS, a nationally...

Florida Cancer Center to Pay $100 Million for Criminal Conspiracy

Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) & Research Institute, one of the largest oncology and hematology service providers in the state, has been charged with criminal antitrust...

Amid Coronavirus Distress, Wealthy Hospitals Hoard Millions

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Inova Health System, with campuses in some of the wealthiest suburbs...

CMS Hikes Telephone Visit Payments During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Physicians who are conducting telephone visits during the COVID-19 pandemic will...

HHS to Begin Paying Out Next Round of COVID-19 Relief Funds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The federal government will start distributing more than $40 billion from...

CMS to Pay Clinicians Who Join COVID-19 Trials With MIPS Credit

Eligible clinicians who participate in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program, including physicians and midlevel practitioners, can earn credit in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for...

CMS Chief Says $81B Released in Accelerated Payments for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Medicare loaned the US healthcare sector about $81 billion in advanced...

CMS Finalizes 2021 Rate Increases for Medicare Advantage

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Tuesday that it will raise per-capita payments to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans by 1.66% in 2021....