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CMS grants reimbursement cods to RCMThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted reimbursement codes to reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM), a noninvasive tool for identifying benign lesions, which can spare patients from needing biopsies, as well as detect malignant lesions.
Opinion: Medicare for all: Imminent or pipe dream?As the nation debates the future of our healthcare system, one idea gaining attention is a “Medicare-for-all” single-payer national health insurance plan.
Looking ahead at MACRA/MIPS reporting for physicians
Looking ahead at MACRA/MIPS reporting for physiciansMore than 800,000 physician practices got a temporary pass on MACRA compliance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in May. But practitioners shouldn’t breathe easy just yet.
Low CAHPS scores? Try thisLow CAHPS scores are a problem for health plans, but they don’t give much information in terms of how plans can improve. Drill down surveys might be the answer.
Longer-term bundled payments prove beneficialA new study finds that expanding the way bundled payments are utilized could make a positive impact for patients and on costs.
Top 8 things doctors need to know about 2018 MACRA proposed rule
Top 8 things doctors need to know about 2018 MACRA proposed ruleThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its proposed rule for year two of the Quality Payment Program portion of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), affecting who’s eligible and how quality scores are calculated.
Two strategies to help consumers lower drug costsHealthPartners aims to improve price information for consumers. Here’s how.
DIR Fees: What NCPA Wants from Part DIn a letter to the CMS, DIR fees take precedence
4 factors that affect your Medicare bond costHere are the top 4 ways in which you can influence your bond costs.
MACRA plays blame game when patients don't adhereHow MACRA punishes physicians when patients don’t adhere