Two Congressional subcommittees are circulating an expanded draft of their plan to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR).
The Hill reports the permanent "doc fix" plan would use SGR repeal to make dramatic changes to Medicare. After several years, for example, Medicare payments to physicians would be tied to performance and efficiency measures. Healthcare providers are weighing in on the plan now.
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) knows its Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program isn’t popular with providers, and it won’t sit idly by and allow nasty rumors about the RACs to spread. CMS has responded by refuting over a dozen Recovery Audit Program myths. Among them:
SAN DIEGO -- (Kaiser Health News) Hobbled by a federal investigation into its practice of treating patients who had more than six months left to live, one of the biggest hospices in the country has filed for bankruptcy as it tries to continue operating. A local hospital chain is heeding San Diego Hospice's plea for help, however, and promising to provide services for as many patients as need it.
The Electronic Health Record (EHR) practice commonly called "sloppy and paste" is more prevalent than believed, according to a study discussed in AMedNews.