MedPAC calls for halt to overuse of tests, changes to Quality Improvement Organizations
Apr 11, 2011
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has voted to crack down on clinicians who overuse diagnostic and imaging tests by making them gain prior approval for Medicare patients.
MedPAC recommendation of 0% pay increase for 2012 leaves long-term care providers fuming
Mar 16, 2011
Long-term care groups on Tuesday strongly criticized the latest round of recommendations to Congress from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
MedPAC rules out RAC program as cause of increase in observational care
Sep 20, 2010
The rise in observational care in hospitals, which nursing home providers have criticized in recent weeks, is not the fault of the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program, according to a new report...
Republican bill would eliminate Medicare payment advisory board from healthcare reform law
Jul 30, 2010
Senate Republicans have introduced legislation that would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) that is part of the healthcare reform law.
New Medicare payment board to play role in lowering deficit, Orszag says
Apr 12, 2010
An Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) established under the healthcare reform act will help to ensure the nation’s future fiscal health, Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag...
MedPAC: Promising care models for dual eligibles face challenges
Apr 06, 2010
Problems persist when it comes to enrolling seniors dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid into integrated care programs, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission staff recently said.