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1 CMS Finalizes $750M Medicare Payment Boost for Nursing Homes in Fiscal 2021
2 MedPAC Finds Total Margin for Nursing Homes Underwater for First Time Since 1999
3 ACR praises cognitive care, telehealth changes to 2021 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule
4 Why the Proposed Medicare Rate Increase for 2021 Is 'No Cause for Celebration'
5 Supply of post-acute care facilities continued decline last year: MedPAC report
6 The 10 most expensive Part B drugs in 2018
7 What We Know About Provider Consolidation | KFF
8 Site-Neutral Payments Stand: DC Court of Appeals Overturns Ruling and Allows Lower Payments to Off-Campus Provider-Based Departments
9 CMS proposes Medicare payment changes to increase the use of dialysis in the home
10 Federal Appeals Court Upholds Site-Neutral Medicare Payments
11 Home Health Heavyweight Encompass Sees Potential to Replace Skilled Nursing with IRFs Post-COVID
12 Coronavirus Daily Update: The Early Impact of CMS's Telehealth Expansion
13 Appeals Court Upholds Payment Reductions for Off-Campus Hospital Departments
14 Alleo Health System Purchases ABC Hospice
15 HHS site-neutral payments are legal, appeals court rules
16 Patient group sues CMS, HHS over access to Medicare Advantage for patients with ESRD
17 CMS moves calcimimetics to dialysis payment bundle, proposes to add $16 to composite rate
18 Medicare needs faster move to value-based payment
19 COVID-19 Federal Relief for Healthcare Providers
20 URI professor appointed to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
21 MedPAC: No 2021 Pay Raise for Hospice, Calls for Payment Cap Cut
22 Bipartisan bill to prevent costly Medicare mistakes advances in the House
23 Federal Government Will Send Point-of-Care COVID-19 Testing Units, Kits to All Nursing Homes in US [Updated]
24 Medicare troubles: When a doctor no longer accepts Medicare, patients often face a tough transition
25 Hospice Buffalo Pursues Financially Sustainable Palliative Care
26 Seeing the Big Picture on PDGM
27 MedPAC Suggests No Medicare Payment Increase for Physicians
28 Medicare Advantage rebates to hit new highs in 2020
29 Meet Cynthia Morton, Hall of Honor inductee
30 MedPAC Pushes for 7% Medicare Payment Cut for Home Health Agencies
31 MedPAC Commissioner: Underfunding Turns Medicaid-Heavy SNFs into '7th Circle of Hell'
32 MedPAC recommends 3.3% payment boost for hospitals in 2021
33 MedPAC: Hospitals got $201B in Medicare payments last year, a 3.6% bump from 2017
34 MedPAC recommends 3.3% raise to hospitals in 2021
35 MedPAC names new chair
36 Inside Senate Republicans' nearly $1 trillion coronavirus relief proposal
37 Washington Healthcare Update
38 MedPAC June Report Highlights Fix to Ensure ACOs Can't Game System
39 New MedPAC chair: It's about analytics, not politics
40 MedPAC: 340B hospitals spent more on lung, prostate cancer drugs compared to other facilities
41 The Emerging Role of Nurse Practitioners in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
42 Hospital M&A spurs rising healthcare costs, MedPAC finds
43 MedPAC: No Payment Increase Needed for Docs in 2021
44 MedPAC Urges CMS to Drop Pandemic-skewed 2020 ACO Benchmarks
45 MedPAC urges MA, ACO tweaks to speed up value-based payment reform
46 What We're Reading: Hydroxychloroquine Linked to Increased Mortality Rates; GAO Appoints MedPAC Chair; Virus Spreads Throughout Country
47 No Change to Medicare Doc Payments Needed for 2021, MedPAC Says
48 MEDPAC Calls for 20% Cut in Hospice Payment Cap
49 MEDPAC Calls for 20% Cut in Hospice Payment Cap
50 Medicare Benefits Restructuring Discussed by MedPAC
51 MedPAC: There's room for specialists in ACOs, but no savings
52 Citing 'methodological concerns,' MedPAC advises CMS not to launch ESRD Treatment Choices payment model
53 ACOs Can Grow Value-Based Payment in Medicare, But Changes Needed
54 Encompass Health's April Anthony: Unified PAC Payment Model 'Could Happen Before PDGM Even Settles'
55 MedPAC Mulls 20% Cut to Hospice Payment Cap
56 Will PCPs Get Higher Medicare Payment ― at Specialists' Expense?
57 Post-Acute Care 'Food Fight' Brewing in Washington
58 MedPAC suggests making Medicare Advantage bonuses budget neutral
59 Declining growth in primary-care docs has MedPAC worried about access
60 Medicare Commission MedPAC Delivers Report to Congress
61 MEDPAC: For-Profits Account for 100 Percent of New Hospices
62 MedPAC Suggests Elimination of “Incident To” Billing for NPPs, APRNs, PAs, APPs, Physician Extenders, etc.
63 MedPAC executive director: Part D sponsors need stronger incentives to negotiate lower drug costs
64 340B has minimal effect on health spending, study finds
65 MedPAC Mulls Removal of ASC Payment Boost, Increase for Hospitals
66 MedPAC Members Fret Over Medicare's Pending Insolvency
67 MedPAC Pushes 5% Home Health Payment Cut, Says Program Integrity Remains a Challenge
68 Competitive Bidding Reduced Medicare Spending On Diabetes Testing Supplies Without Negatively Affecting Beneficiary Outcomes
69 MedPAC recommends consolidating Medicare quality programs
70 When your doctor opts out of Medicare, the transition can be tough
71 MedPAC Recommends Elimination of Medicare “Incident To” Billing Provisions
72 Verma: Fee-for-Service Medicare 'Insufficient' to Cover Vulnerable Beneficiaries Post-COVID
73 White House: Site-Neutral Payment System for Post-Acute Care Would Save Medicare $100B
74 MedPAC: Home Health Continues to Shift Away from Post-Hospital Care
75 Lab Act Passes, But Cuts Can Continue |
76 How Much More Than Medicare Do Private Insurers Pay? A Review of the Literature
77 Hospices Strategize to Stave Off Cap Overage Payments
78 CMS Proposes 2.6% Pay Raise for Hospice in 2021
79 As docs ditch primary care to become hospitalists, MedPAC warns of shortage
80 MEDPAC calls for end to 'Incident to' billing
81 MedPAC Calls for Up to $2 Billion in Home Health Cuts for 2020
82 Without Funding and Resources, CMS's New Nursing Home Testing Guidance 'Hollow'
83 Post-Acute Care Policy Expert: PDGM May Support COVID-19 Treatment
84 Is MedPAC Ready to Ditch Fee-for-Service in Medicare?
85 Lack of Clarity on Medicare Advantage Palliative, Other Cancer Care Benefits Limits Consumer Uptake
86 Medicare payment change is making it harder for some patients to get home health care
87 Hospice Expected to Grow in 2020, Increase Focus on Social Determinants
88 New CMS Rule Requires Hospitals to Provide Skilled Nursing Quality Data at Discharge
89 The Patient-Driven Payment Model: Addressing Perverse Incentives, Creating New Ones
90 Medicare Part D Redesign With Out-of-Pocket Caps
91 Key Questions About Nursing Home Regulation and Oversight in the Wake of COVID-19
92 MedPAC Seeks Changes to Medicare Advantage, Star Ratings Metrics
93 Can House Ways And Means Committee Break Through Gridlock On Hill Over Surprise Medical Bills?
94 MedPAC recommends Congress target rebate traps, biosimilars to bring down drug prices
95 As Older Adults Are Increasingly Isolated, Advocates Call for Medicare Home Care Benefit
96 New round of Medicare readmission penalties hits 2583 hospitals
97 Longer Hospice Lengths of Stay Yield Higher Margins
98 The Top Home Health Trends of 2020
99 Why Home Health Care Is Suddenly Harder To Come By For Medicare Patients
100 MedPAC: End 'Incident To' Billing for NPs, PAs