A new reform fret: The income tax issue
Previously, dental payers were vigorously lobbying to get a provision into the final healthcare expansion bill that would allow users of a public health plan to buy dental coverage (see the June MDC).
Now, dental payers and providers are lobbying, perhaps even more vigorously, to kill an idea that would allow the federal government to tax healthcare-related benefits as income or to exempt dental benefits from taxation.
- As Medicare Advantage Cuts Loom, Disagreement Over Program's Stability
- Doctors Feel Pressure to Accept Risk-based Reimbursement
- Surgical Checklists Unused in 10% of Hospitals, CMS Data Shows
- Centralizing the Revenue Cycle Protects the Bottom Line
- A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care
- CA Fines 8 Hospitals for Medical Errors
- Heart Attack Patient Costs Skyrocket Beyond 30 Days
- 3 in 4 Patients Want E-mail Consultations
- ACGME Chief Sees 'Huge' Risk of Error in Proposed Assistant Physician Licensure
- 3 Insider Tips on Cutting Costs without Strangling Growth