In Billing
May 28th, 2010
The Continuing Extension Act of 2010, enacted April 15, extended the zero percent update to the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) through May 31. Congress is working on legislation that would again temporarily avert the 21.3 percent negative update, scheduled to take effect June 1. Meanwhile, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has instructed its ...
In Billing
May 14th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new regulations on May 11 which affect physicians. “Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2010; Corrections; Final Rule” corrects several technical and typographical errors in the final rule with comment period (74 FR 61738) that appeared ...
In Billing
Apr 19th, 2010
Congress has diverted the 21.3 percent Medicare pay cut to physicians once again. President Obama signed the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 (HR 4851) into law on April 15—just hours after the Senate voted 59-38 in favor of their amended version of the bill and the House subsequently passed the Senate’s amended version by a voice vote. ...
In Billing
Apr 15th, 2010
On April 12, the Senate voted 60 – 34 in favor of advancing the Continuing Extension Act (HR 4851) to a final vote. The bill as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 17 would protect physicians from a 21 percent Medicare pay cut for yet another 30 days. On April 1, when the last extension ...