News tagged with medicare

U.S. health spending rising modestly, report finds

(HealthDay)—Even as consumers dig deeper to pay for health expenses, overall health-care spending in the United States continues to expand at a relatively low rate of growth, a new government analysis shows.

Jan 07, 2014
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AMA details top five federal issues for 2014

(HealthDay)—Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the repeal of Medicare's failed sustained growth formula, and the proposed roll-out of the International Classification of Diseases, Version 10, top ...

Jan 06, 2014
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Alternative to Medicare sustained growth rate proposed

(HealthDay)—A proposed alternative to the Medicare sustained growth rate (SGR) formula for physicians encourages Medicare to adopt advanced primary care practice (APCP) as a new provider category, according ...

Dec 26, 2013
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Injunction stops insurer from dropping physicians

(HealthDay)—United Healthcare has been given a last-minute temporary restraining order preventing it from removing thousands of physicians from its Medicare Advantage networks in Connecticut, according ...

Dec 13, 2013
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CMS finalizes 2014 physician payment rates, policies

(HealthDay)—The final payment rules for 2014 include a proposal to support care management outside the routine office interaction and policies to promote high quality care and efficiency, according to a ...

Dec 10, 2013
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American medical groups protesting physician cuts

(HealthDay)—Medical societies are taking action against the mass cancellations of physicians in Medicare Advantage plans in many states, according to an article published online Nov. 22 in Medical Economics.

Nov 25, 2013
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