Search results for "Medicare"
Home-based HPV screening appears cost-effective, study finds
In an economic evaluation of 19,851 female participants from a randomized clinical trial, incremental cost-effectiveness ratios for increased uptake of human papillomavirus (HPV) screening ranged from $86 to $146 per additional screening completed.
28 Mar 2023
Closing the gap on osteoporosis
A new clinical guideline from ACP focuses on pharmacologic treatment of primary osteoporosis or low bone mass to prevent fractures in adults.
1 May 2023
Frailty measure may improve Medicare cost predictions
Observed Medicare costs were compared with predictions based on the standard CMS-Hierarchical Condition Category model, both with and without a claims-based frailty index.
7 Apr 2020
There's more to Medicare's Annual Wellness Visit
Clinicians and office staff can benefit from a refresher course about how to code claims correctly for prompt payment.
1 Nov 2014
ACP supports proposed changes in Medicare payments to physicians
The new provisions were included in the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2020 that was released by CMS on July 29.
6 Aug 2019
Hear, hear for preventing cognitive decline
Because of the association between hearing loss and reduced cognition or dementia, physicians should intervene to treat this common condition of aging.
1 Apr 2023
Costs of care among Medicare patients were similar at teaching vs. nonteaching hospitals
The cost of a hospitalization was higher at a major teaching hospital than a nonteaching hospital, but physician costs and 30-day postacute care costs were lower, according to an analysis of common medical and surgical conditions among Medicare patients.
11 Jun 2019
More primary care visits addressing mental health concerns in recent years
The prevalence of mental health concerns as a topic during primary care visits increased by nearly 50% from 2006 to 2018, representing almost 16% of all visits by the end of the study, most commonly for anxiety and stress-related diagnoses, a recent analysis found.
14 Feb 2023
The road to advocacy's ‘Final Four’
Although ACP achieved major changes to the evaluation and management (E/M) codes, implementation of these changes has not been perfect. There is ongoing work to be done.
1 Mar 2023
Medicare will require clinicians to re-enroll
Due to new risk-screening criteria established as part of the Affordable Care Act, clinicians who enrolled in Medicare prior to March 25, 2011 will be required to re-enroll.
25 Oct 2011