Act Now to Help Avert Payment Cuts to Physicians from Medicare

Act Now to Help Avert Payment Cuts to Physicians from Medicare

During the largest healthcare crisis in U.S. history, members of Congress continue to negotiate on an end-of-the-year funding bill that does not address the substantial cuts in Medicare reimbursements to all healthcare providers, scheduled to begin on January 1, 2022. Congress must pass the continuing resolution (CR) before the end of 2021 to provide a…

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CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccination by January 4th for Facilities that Accept Medicare and Medicaid

CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccination by January 4th for Facilities that Accept Medicare and Medicaid

CMS announced an emergency order requiring every healthcare facility, who participates in Medicare and Medicaid programs to ensure that all eligible employees receive COVID-19 vaccination by January 4, 2022. The emergency order applies to approximately 76,000 facilities that employ more than 17 million healthcare workers. Applicable facilities include: Ambulatory Surgery Centers Clinics Community Mental Health…

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Pandemic Causes More Americans To Choose Medicare Plans

A 9% increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled last year clearly shows effects of the pandemic and economy on American society. 36% of the 67.7 million Medicare beneficiaries in the US are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan this year

A 9% increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled last year clearly shows effects of the pandemic and economy on American society. 36% of the 67.7 million Medicare beneficiaries in the US are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan this year, based on preliminary open enrollment data collected from October to December, 2020.…

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Lawmakers Attempt To Protect Physicians From Medicare Cuts With New Legislation

Lawmakers Attempt To Protect Physicians From Medicare Cuts With New Legislation

Lawmakers from both parties attempted to avoid reductions in reimbursement for radiologists and other specialists by introducing new legislation Friday. To cover the difference between 2020 and 2021, they created “Holding Providers Harmless from Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act”. The reps who sponsored the bill have hindsight over the headwinds physicians are currently facing and…

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2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Act Now

CMS 2021 Medicare Physician Fee

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released their proposal for changes to the Medicare payment system which is slated to go into effect on January 1, 2021. According to the American College of Radiology (ACR), the news is not good for radiologists. Those who have analyzed the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) are finding…

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