MKSAP Quiz: Daily, nonproductive cough without hemoptysis
22 Jun 2010
Last week CMS announced the addition of obesity screening to Medicare coverage for preventive services.
6 Dec 2011
Two deadlines loom for the Medicare e-Prescribing Incentive Program.
5 Jun 2012
Two studies of Medicare data released last week added to existing evidence that older dabigatran users have higher bleeding risks than warfarin users.
11 Nov 2014
Medicare patients may be receiving colonoscopies more frequently than recommended by guidelines, according to a new study.
17 May 2011
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.
31 Jan 2012
Medicare to send Comparative Billing Reports to primary care clinicians to facilitate accurate billing
This June, CMS will be sending a Comparative Billing Report to a select group of 5,000 primary care clinicians, focusing on evaluation and management codes for office visits.
5 Jun 2012
More Medicare patients died at home in 2009 than in 2000, but there was also an increase in intensive care use during the last 30 days of life, a new study found.
12 Feb 2013
Amiodarone increases bleeding compared with flecainide or sotalol in patients on anticoagulant therapy
A retrospective analysis of Medicare patients who started an anticoagulant and then amiodarone found that they had a 44% increased risk for bleeding-related hospitalization compared to those on other antiarrhythmics and that this risk was higher with rivaroxaban than apixaban.
23 May 2023
Medicare/Medicaid dual-eligible patients had a 28% increased risk of disability and 9.8-fold greater odds of being diagnosed with probable dementia after an ICU stay compared to non-dual-eligible older patients.
8 Mar 2022