MedPAC Recommends No Medicare Payment Update for 2023

MedPAC Recommends No Medicare Payment Update for 2023

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) issued its latest report to Congress on March 15. Their opinion was simple and direct — Medicare payments don’t need to be increased in 2023. Their report stated, “Overall, access to clinician services for Medicare beneficiaries appears stable and comparable to that for privately insured individuals.” And they continued…

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Texas Physicians Win In No Surprises Act Law Suit

Texas Physicians Win In No Surprises Act Law Suit

A  U.S. district court judge granted the Texas Medical Association’s motion for summary judgment agreeing that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ’s interpretation of the No Surprises Act did not line up with the law, as written, and as Congress intended. The ruling came on February 23, 2022. Judge Jeremy Kernodle concurred…

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CMS Expands LDCT Screening for Lung Cancer

CMS Expands LDCT Screening for Lung Cancer

CMS announced on February 10 their final decision for coverage of low-dose CT lung cancer screenings. The new guidelines lower the screening age from 55 to 50 and reduce the smoking history pack years from 30 to 20. The decision expands eligibility for Medicare beneficiaries so that those from age 50 up to 77 and…

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