Medicare Archive

President Signs Bill Delaying 21% Medicare Physician Pay Cuts through November 30th

On June 25, 2010, President Obama approved a bill that temporarily repeals the 21.3% Medicare pay cuts for doctors and replaces it with a 2.2% increase through the end of November.  The measure is retroactive to June 1st, the date the 21.3% cuts took effect. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),

Doc Fix Medicare Legislation Postponed

This past weekend, President Barack Obama pressed Congress to pass Medicare legislation which would avert a planned 21.3% pay cut for doctors who see Medicare patients. The proposed Medicare “doc fix” bill was passed by the House but has been stalled in the Senate. The pay cuts were initially slated for June 1, but the

Medicare Physician Payments To Be Cut 21.3 % Beginning April 1, 2010

Medicare physician payments to be cut 21.3 % Beginning April 1, 2010 A 21.3% cut in Medicare payments takes effect today.  The scheduled cuts were extended to March 31, 2010 and were expected to be extended again for another month until Congress took a two week recess on March 26, 2010. The Centers for Medicare

Real-Time Medicare Eligibility

It is very pleased to announce that MTBC now provides enhanced, real-time Medicare eligibility. This new functionality allows the providers to view detailed deductibles, procedure code and payment information on a real-time basis for the patient of your choice. The provider will continue to receive the color-coded eligibility information through the MTBC scheduler (green for

Presidential Press Conference on Healthcare

Tonight, President Obama spoke to the nation about his plans for healthcare reform. He outlined how he plans to reform the current system and how he plans to pay for it including cutting over $100 billion worth of subsidies to insurance companies as part of Medicare. Few key points: Wants to create an independent group

Medicare PQRI Deadline Approaches

As we approach the July 1, 2007 deadline, health care providers are increasingly asking about the details associated with Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (“PQRI”). My next few blogs will address some of the questions I have been asked by providers. Many providers are simply asking “what is PQRI?” PQRI is an initiative created by