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AAFP: Expected 0.5 percent pay increase reduced to zero

(HealthDay)—A small but promised Medicare pay increase has effectively been reduced to zero for all physician specialties, according to the final 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule and a report published by the American ...

Nov 18, 2015
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Medicare's $30M ambulance-ride mystery

Medicare paid $30 million for ambulance rides for which no record exists that patients got medical care at their destination, the place where they were picked up or other critical information.

Sep 29, 2015
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Many hospitals being penalized for 30-day readmissions

(HealthDay)—About half of the nation's hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having patients return within a month of discharge, losing a combined $420 million, according to a report published by Kaiser Health.

Aug 07, 2015
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CMS: hospital charges for common procedures up

(HealthDay)—The prices hospitals charge patients for a number of common procedures rose more than 10 percent between 2011 and 2013, more than twice the rate of inflation, according to data released by the federal government ...

Jun 04, 2015
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