The history of federal health care is a tale of the hazards of presenting changes to consumers who might not want them. Take the 1989 Medicare law. The New York Times reports.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The Radiation Therapy Alliance– a nonprofit organization representing 227 community-based radiation therapy centers– today commended the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for withdrawing the proposal to cap certain freestanding radiation oncology reimbursements at the OPD/ASC rates in the CY 2014 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, issued November 27. While the Proposed Rule would have reduced payments by nearly 8%, the final rule is close to no change for free-standing radiation oncology providers.
HOPKINTON, Mass., Dec. 6, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- Arteriocyte Medical Systems, Inc., a leading biotechnology company with offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Hopkinton, Massachusetts, announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued final Medicare payment regulations for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
Dec 6- The U.S. federal health insurance website HealthCare.gov is experiencing errors about once out of every 10 transactions, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Friday.
Tom Corbett will begin the formal process Friday of seeking approval for his plan to bring billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars to Pennsylvania to extend health insurance to half a million working poor.
WASHINGTON---- A report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Congress entitled, Recovery Auditing in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs for Fiscal Year 2011 demonstrates the incredible accuracy of recovery auditors.
WASHINGTON, Dec 4- More people signed up on the government's new health insurance website on the first two days of December than in the entire first month of the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, sources familiar with the numbers said on Wednesday.
MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 4, 2013-- BioTelemetry, Inc., the leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care, announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published a reduction to the reimbursement for remote cardiac monitoring services effective January 1, 2014.
SEATTLE-- About 61,000 Washington residents have signed up for private insurance through the state's new health care exchange since it opened on Oct. 1. State officials say another 150,000 Washington residents have signed up for free insurance through Medicaid. Of that group, more than 80,000 had no health insurance before qualifying for Medicaid.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Mail order pharmacies frequently charge Medicare prescription drug plans more– as much as 83 percent more– than community pharmacies do for filling prescriptions, a new analysis by the U.S. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services has concluded, calling into question the assumption many health plan sponsors rely on in subsidizing mail order utilization.
SAN FRANCISCO---- AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES, a leading provider of turnkey technology solutions for advanced radiosurgical and radiation therapy services, announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has posted its final Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment rates for calendar year 2014..
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 3, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Medicare is taking back more than $200,000 it paid for complex rehabilitation wheelchairs that were delivered to 22 severely disabled Nashville area patients, leaving a local company in the red and questioning Medicare's payment review process, says the American Association for Homecare.
The government is expected to spend billions of dollars less than originally projected on the law, analysts say. The NYT reports.
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 3, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- HCR ManorCare is proud to announce that Heartland IV Care has been awarded enteral therapy contracts for all 9 Competitive Bid Areas included in the Round 1 Re-compete contracting cycle for Medicare's Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies Competitive Bidding program.
LIVERMORE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- Halt Medical is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has established a new Ambulatory Payment Classification for Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Fibroids.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Drastic reimbursement cuts for image-guided breast biopsies, and other medical imaging techniques in the 2014 Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule, may further reduce women's access to mammography and other breast cancer services.
Nov 30- The rollout of President Barack Obama's healthcare law entered a critical phase on Saturday, the deadline for substantially fixing the program's troubled enrollment website, as the administration scrambled to address the most obvious glitches.
Nov 30- Americans got their first look on Saturday at an overhaul of the troubled enrollment website at the heart of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but it was unclear yet if the White House had made good on its pledge to fix the glitches.
WASHINGTON, Nov 30- Americans are getting their first look on Saturday at whether a five-week, round-the-clock technology overhaul has made it easier to use the troubled website that is the backbone of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare overhaul.
WASHINGTON, Nov 30- A crucial weekend for the troubled website that is the backbone of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul appears to be off to a shaky start, as the U.S. government took the HealthCare.gov site offline for an unusually long maintenance period into Saturday morning.
COLUMBIA, Md.---- Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., the leading stem cell company focused on developing and marketing products in orthopedics, sports medicine and wound care, announced today that, on November 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released their proposed ruling for the reimbursement of skin substitutes in the hospital outpatient setting.