Physician Pay

Obama's proposed Medicare and Medicaid cuts could negatively impact beneficiaries, experts say

Obama's proposed Medicare and Medicaid cuts could negatively impact beneficiaries, experts say

The Obama administration says that proposed reimbursement cuts to Medicare and Medicaid providers shield beneficiaries from access-to-care difficulties, but some experts aren't so sure.

In test vote, senators reject extending Medicaid assistance to states

In test vote, senators reject extending Medicaid assistance to states

The Senate said "no" in a key test vote Wednesday to a jobs bill that contains nearly $25 billion in additional Medicaid assistance for states. But the chamber still could pass a scaled-down version of the bill later this week.

New MedPAC report explores provider incentives, assesses physician payment schedule

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) on Tuesday submitted to Congress its June 2010 report, which focuses on using Medicare incentives to improve quality of care and make efficient use of resources.

Congressman hints at five-year Medicare doc pay fix

There could be a five-year fix in the works for the Medicare physician pay schedule, one congressman recently suggested.

Medicare physician pay cut put into effect

Medicare physician pay cut put into effect

A 21.2% pay cut for Medicare physicians takes effect today after a Senate bill that would have prevented it failed to gain enough bipartisan support. The House had passed the bill the day before.