Mar 6th, 2017
During a Joint Address to Congress, Feb. 28, President Trump called on Democrats and Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and provider better healthcare. “Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country,” Trump said. “The way to make health insura...
Dec 5th, 2016
Below are prepared remarks by Andy Slavitt, CMS Acting Administrator before the MACRA MIPS/APM Summit, Washington, D.C. on December 1, 2016. The full text can be read on the CMS Blog. This is an important way to understand the context behind MACRA. To build on the foundation we have begun on reforming the delivery system ...
President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican Congress will take control of the country’s healthcare system in January. Don’t expect a quick or iconoclastic revamp, healthcare experts at Leavitt Partners recently told webinar attendees; however, when the executive and legislative branches of government are unified by party, major change is likely to happen. Meaning, the Affordable ...
In MACRA
Apr 28th, 2016
In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, released April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took a giant step toward a quality-based payment system. The proposed rule sets out to establish the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for eligible clinicians or groups paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). As required by the ...
In Billing
Apr 5th, 2016
Section 2 of the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (PAMPA) mandates that adjustments to the 2016 Medicare fee schedule amounts for certain durable medical equipment (DME) not be applied to wheelchair accessories and seat and back cushions in connection with Group 3 complex rehabilitative power wheelchairs. Until the Medicare claims processing systems implement this ...