Spine Procedures, Practices and News
September 18, 2012
A study recently published in Spine shows that the supply and utilization of chiropractors among the older adult population could be connected.
Published in Pain Management
September 06, 2012
Earlier this August, the Congressional Budget Office released a report indicating that lower spending projections to Medicare and Medicaid over the next decade will help lower the federal deficit.
Published in News and Analysis
August 30, 2012
The Republican Party adopted its official platform yesterday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., promising to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with more consumer-oriented policies.
Published in Improving Practice Profits
August 23, 2012
CMS has released the final requirements that hospitals and healthcare providers must meet to quality for incentives during stage 2 of the electronic health record incentive program.
August 22, 2012
How are today's accountable care organizations led and reimbursed? How many lives do they cover and what are the most common types of patient populations? What challenges do they face, and how long does it take, on average, to create an ACO?
Here are 10 statistics on Medicare spending per fee-for-service beneficiary on physician fee-schedule services from 2001 to 2011, according to a report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Over this period, Medicare spending per FFS beneficiary grew 58 percent for these services.
Here are 10 statistics on payor reimbursement as a percent of Medicare, based on Medscape's Insurer Ratings Report 2011. In this survey, physicians reported what percentage of Medicare their best payor reimbursed. The statistics can vary based on location and specialty.
July 25, 2012
CMS has hired Figliozzi & Company of Garden City, N.Y., to perform the promised audits of Medicare providers and dual-eligible Medicare and Medicaid hospitals that have received federal electronic health record system incentive payments.
The AAOS Fellow and Council on Advocacy Chairman Peter J. Mandell, MD, testified this week before the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., with recommendations for developing a more sustainable Medicare physician payment system.
Published in Orthopedic & Spine Industry Leaders
At the 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference in Chicago on June 16, Suzanne Webb of ASC Billing Specialists discussed essential points for ambulatory surgery centers to consider before investing in new electronic medical record systems.