Effective July 1, 2015, physicians who prescribe drugs to Part D enrollees must either be enrolled in Medicare or have a valid opt-out affidavit on file in order for the prescriptions to be paid for.
1 Jun 2015
ACP engages in a significant number of efforts on its own and with external organizations to help move the health care system to one that better addresses its vision for better health care.
1 Apr 2022
A sizable number of patients with diabetes do not consistently fill their prescriptions or take less than the prescribed amount due to costs, but there are ways to make it easier on a patient's pocketbook.
1 May 2022
Researchers used Medicare data to examine eight-year follow-up of two screening strategies: continuing annual mammography after a certain age or ceasing to screen.
25 Feb 2020
Medicare is transitioning to a new value-based payment system, and the agency has outlined specifics about how it intends to implement it.
1 Jun 2016
A modeling study analyzed the long-term effects and costs of total knee replacement for patients who were ages 50 years or older and had end-stage knee osteoarthritis and a body mass index of 40 kg/m2 or greater.
23 Mar 2021
Two industry-supported studies of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) found encouraging results in patients with type 2 diabetes, leading editorialists to call for broadened access to the technology in this population, particularly in primary care.
8 Jun 2021
A study supported screening all women at age 40 years to measure breast density, then assigning women with denser breasts to continued annual screening and other women to biennial screening starting at age 50 years, but an accompanying editorial raised concerns about this strategy.
9 Feb 2021
Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes take many more brand-name drugs than similar patients treated in the Veterans Affairs (VA) system, adding as much as $1 billion per year to health care costs, a recent study found.
11 Jun 2013
Recent changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule affecting internists are detailed, including tweaks to chronic care management codes, e-prescribing and telehealth.
1 Feb 2014