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2014-03-14 12:29:03

NHPCO Voices Concern for Flawed Recommendation ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is opposed to the recent recommendation by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to "carve-in" the Medicare Hospice Benefit (MHB) for Medicare Advantage (MA) participants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110105/DC25260LOGO In its March 2014 report to Congress, MedPAC recommended that Medicare...

2014-03-05 23:04:54

Article Stresses Importance of Hospital and Physician Partnerships with Skilled Nursing Facilities to Manage Medicare Costs, Maximize Savings and Care. Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Entitled "Post-Acute Care -The Next Frontier for Controlling Medicare Spending", and published in the February 20, 2014 issue of New England Journal of Medicine, the Perspective commentary focuses on the importance of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in hospitals’ effort to maximize Medicare...

2013-11-12 23:28:48

Providigm's Research Team conducts groundbreaking research for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program in the Affordable Care Act has already issued payment penalties to hospitals exceeding $227 million. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now looking at other healthcare providers within the continuum of care to further reduce hospital readmissions, with Skilled Nursing...

2013-07-30 12:28:35

WINTER PARK, Fla. and WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Independent Doctors (AID) issued a statement today, regarding the In-Office Ancillary Services Exception (IOASE). AID's statement follows: The "in-office ancillary services exception" (IOASE) to Federal physician self-referral regulations (the "Stark" law) permits physician practices to provide critical services including radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, pathology, and physical...

2013-07-24 12:29:25

WINTER PARK, Fla. and WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Independent Doctors (AID) issued a statement today, regarding legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley, R-IA, and Ron Wyden, D-OR, and co-sponsored by Sen. Bennet, D-CO, Sen. Rockefeller, D-WV, and Sen. Whitehouse, D-RI, to make Medicare claims data available to the public. AID's statement follows: On June 18, 2013, Senator Grassley and Senator Wyden introduced the Medicare...

2013-06-18 12:30:38

WINTER PARK, Fla. and WASHINGTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Independent Doctors (AID) issued a statement today, regarding the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Report on Medicare And The Health Care Delivery System released on June 14, 2013.[1] AID's statement follows: The MedPAC Report leads to two clear conclusions: First, high hospital charges have had a profound adverse impact on U.S. Government spending, and on costs to patients....

2013-03-15 16:24:54

- MedPAC data underscores the need for home health community reform proposal to strengthen Medicare program integrity - WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare today reiterated its support for program integrity reforms to curb fraud and abuse in the Medicare system, as recommended by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and committee members. The home healthcare community continues to reinforce the need for increased...

2013-03-15 16:24:43

No SNF Cost of Living Adjustment, Additional 4% PPS Rebasing Cut Ignores Medicare-Medicaid Funding Link and $65.6 Billion Ten Year Cuts Facing U.S. SNF Sector WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noting the nation's Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) sector is already surviving on razor-thin overall operating margins, forced to absorb new $9 billion sequester-generated Medicare cuts, and facing $65.6 billion in cumulative Medicare funding reductions in the FY 2012-21 budget window,...

2012-11-05 12:26:06

- MedPAC recommendations consistent with home health program integrity proposal - WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a recent meeting of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), commissioners engaged in a meaningful discussion on program integrity reforms that can strengthen the Medicare home health benefit and reduce avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions that may be related to aberrant behaviors. The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare today...

2012-03-16 10:21:43

Home healthcare community urges Washington to undertake action that addresses targeted problems with targeted solutions WASHINGTON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare today praised the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) recommendation to target waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare program. The home healthcare community supports efforts to target abusive billing behaviors, including recommendations to "conduct medical...