FinancePrivate Insurance Rates up to 2.5x Higher Than Medicare Rates
KFF stated that increased provider consolidation as a result of the pandemic could lead to hospitals gaining additional leverage to...
InnovationCMS Looks to Fund Innovation for Home Dialysis
A proposed rule would pay for innovative dialysis equipment and support in the home setting for patients with end-stage renal...
FinanceCMS Releases Data for COVID-19 Hospitalization Payments, Patient Discharge Status
The average Medicare payment per fee-for-service was $23,094. The data reported by CMS also includes a range of payments for...
Covid-19Bill Would Make Medicare Reimbursement Permanent for Certain Telehealth Services
The HEALTH Act would codify Medicare reimbursement for community health centers and rural health clinics for telehealth services.
Clinical CareWhen a Doctor No Longer Accepts Medicare, Patients Left Holding the Bag
Many primary care doctors have argued that Medicare doesn't reimburse them adequately and requires too much paperwork.
FinanceSenators Urge CMS to Hold Harmless Medicare Shared Savings ACOs
Lawmakers say at-risk ACOs are being held responsible "for the enormous costs that we expect to result from the COVID-19...
InnovationCMS Doubles Medicare Payment for 'High-Throughput' Coronavirus Tests
Medicare's reimbursement for automated tests will increase from $51 to $100.
StrategyMedPAC Urges CMS to Drop Pandemic-skewed 2020 ACO Benchmarks
MedPAC asks CMS not to use 2020 data to calculate baseline year spending for future benchmarks.
FinanceFuror Erupts: Billions Going To Hospitals Based On Medicare Billings, Not COVID-19
Probably few hospital systems need the emergency federal grants announced this week to handle the coronavirus crisis as badly as...
FinanceCMS Approves $34B in Medicare Payment Advances
The payment advances, essentially loans that will have to be paid back, were distributed under CMS's Accelerated and Advance Payment...
StrategyStakeholders Press Congress to Suspend 2% Sequester Cuts
The U.S. House this is expected to take up an emergency spending bill for the coronavirus, but sequestration relief is...
StrategyAnd Then There Were Two: Biden, Sanders Debate With Coronavirus On Everyone's Mind
Amid the coronavirus crisis, a near empty bar screens the Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate former...