Lower SBP linked to worse outcomes in older HF patients with reduced ejection fraction and hypertension
Clinicians should focus on preventing heart failure (HF) in patients with hypertension and providing optimal therapy in those with symptomatic disease, rather than on a specific blood pressure target, an editorial said.
25 Jun 2019
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) process measures were slightly higher among physicians pursuing Maintenance of Certification in five categories, but were still low overall in some of the areas.
12 Jun 2018
ACP encourages Congress to consider end-of-year issues more fully, such as ensuring that Medicare payment cuts do not threaten primary care during what seems like an annual rite of passage.
1 Feb 2022
Home health care now requires face-to-face certification of eligibility based on the patient's current condition, a burden that doesn't have to be one. A few simple tips can ensure that the patient's needs and Medicare's paperwork are both satisfied.
1 Feb 2012
CMS is seeking physicians or health care providers who look at Medicare feedback reports, as well as administrative staff and office managers who interact with Medicare systems and complete tasks related to Medicare quality data submission.
20 Jun 2017
Factors predicting higher drug interaction risk included having one or more comorbid condition versus zero comorbidities, having four or more comorbid conditions versus zero comorbidities, being eligible for the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy, and not living in the northeastern U.S.
13 Feb 2018
As the Democratic leadership moves forward with their slim majorities in Congress, they must agree among themselves on trillions of dollars of health care programs, including universal health care, Medicare expansion, and more tax subsidies for the Affordable Care Act.
1 Oct 2021
The federal government will pay for H1N1 vaccine, and most large insurers are planning to pay only for its administration. Find out which codes to use and with which insurers.
1 Nov 2009
CMS will begin mailing new cards with Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) to all beneficiaries. Practices are urged to remind patients to look out for their new cards in the mail and to be sure to bring them to their next appointments.
1 Apr 2018
A study described transitional care management as a promising delivery model innovation, but an editorial cautioned that payments may not be high enough to justify the extra work involved or may be targeted to the wrong place in the health care system.
7 Aug 2018