Beginning on Jan. 1, CMS will require physicians and other health care professionals to use the updated version of the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) form that was released in May 2011.
ACP has posted a page on the Running a Practice section of the College website with information about the status of the fiscal cliff negotiations in Congress and advice on planning for the potential that the cuts are not averted.
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Medicare cuts effective January 2005 substantially reduced outpatient chemotherapy reimbursement. Medicare had previously reimbursed chemotherapy drugs at 95% of their average wholesale price, but the drugs were available to physicians much
Medicare patients may be receiving colonoscopies more frequently than recommended by guidelines, according to a new study. ... However, they concluded that many Medicare patients receive screening colonoscopy more frequently than guidelines recommend.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has analyzed recent Medicare demonstration projects and concluded that most have not reduced costs, but those that did had certain specific characteristics. ... Only the bypass demonstration yielded significant
The College provides a similar educational tool to its members. This tool compares a practice's overall coding pattern against the Medicare national average and provides a hypothetical estimate of the
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2013/02/12/5.htm. More Medicare patients died at home in 2009 than in 2000, but there was also an increase in intensive care use ... found. The retrospective cohort study included a random 20% sample of Medicare
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2014/11/11/2.htm. Two studies of Medicare data released last week added to existing evidence that older dabigatran users have higher bleeding risks than ... Two studies of Medicare data released last week added to
Due to the last-minute action by Congress on the Physician Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending Medicare's 2013 Annual Participation Enrollment Program. ... For more information about declaring your Medicare