In Billing
May 14th, 2009
To say the financial condition of the Social Security and Medicare programs remains challenging is an understatement, but one made none the less by the board of trustees in a summary of the 2009 Annual Reports, issued May 12. “Today’s report should trouble anyone who is concerned about the future of Medicare and health care ...
May 12th, 2009
Health care stakeholders presented a plan to President Barack Obama and his administration May 11 that they say will reduce the growth rate of health care spending by 1.5 percent annually, or $250 for each American family of four each year. Stakeholders Plan to Reduce Health Care Spending was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by ...
Apr 14th, 2009
Comments Off on 2010 Federal Budget Agreement Draws Near
President Obama’s proposed 2010 federal budget is a vast $3.5 trillion. The House passed their version of the budget April 2, and the Senate passed their version shortly thereafter. 2010 Federal Budget Agreement Draws Near was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Coding
Mar 30th, 2009
A line item in the proposed 2010 federal budget sent to Congress Feb. 27 by the White House asks to “ensure that Medicare makes appropriate payments for imaging services through the use of radiology benefit managers” in order to cut utilization costs. Read the full story on DiagnosticImaging.com. President Obama Proposes Imaging Preauthorization was last ...
Mar 24th, 2009
A provision in the 2009 federal budget bill (H.R. 1105), signed March 11 by President Barack Obama, could possibly undo what the Deficit Reduction Act of 2007 (DRA) did, which was to double or, in some cases, triple the price of oral contraceptives, AP/Google.com reports. Contraceptive Makers Get an Incentive to Lower Costs was last ...