Provider lobbyists and lawmakers speed up pleas for help with physician fee cuts
Dec 14, 2022
With a looming Friday deadline to keep the government funded, time is running out for Congress to prevent or abate Medicare physician’s fee cuts proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
LTC providers fear ‘administrative mess’ if Congress pushes spending bill to 2023
Dec 08, 2022
Year-end spending-bill negotiations in Congress are far from reaching their peak, but it’s already apparent how easily they can set off outsized reactions among skilled nursing stakeholders.
Physicians, therapists fight 4.4% cut
James M. Berklan
Dec 06, 2022
Physicians, therapists and other providers were in a full-on battle to block a 4.4% cut to a key payment factor.
House passes bill that delays physician pay cuts, fails to extend Medicaid increase
Jun 01, 2010
The House Friday adopted a jobs bill that delays for 19 months a 21.2% cut to Medicare physician reimbursements but does not extend a much hoped-for Medicaid increase.
Lawmakers reduce delay period for Medicare physician pay fix cut
May 28, 2010
House Democrats, under pressure from conservatives and moderates, have scaled back the scope of a proposed Medicare physician pay fix in a new jobs bill. The new proposal would delay an impending pay cut...
Senate likely to vote today to delay Medicare physician pay cut
Apr 15, 2010
Senators are expected to vote today to approve a temporary extensions bill that delays a 21.2% reduction in Medicare physician pay until the end of the month. It comes the same day that the hold on the...
Senate to vote on bill to extend Medicare physician pay
Apr 13, 2010
Fresh from a two-week vacation, the Senate plans to vote this week to temporarily halt a 21.2% cut in Medicare physician pay, which also affects Medicare Part B therapy rates for nursing homes.
Stalled physician pay bill affects Medicare Part B skilled nursing therapy rates
Apr 08, 2010
A bill that would delay a 21.2% cut in physician pay under Medicare is holding up the calculation of Medicare Part B therapy rates for skilled nursing facilities. The bill is awaiting action from the Senate,...
Medicare physicians receive temporary reprieve from pending pay cut
Mar 31, 2010
Medicare physicians are once again facing a 21.2% pay cut when a provision to delay the reduction expires at midnight Thursday. But the government has ordered that claims submitted on or after April 1...
Senate passes bill extending FMAP, therapy caps exceptions process
Mar 11, 2010
The Senate Wednesday passed a pivotal bill that would extend for six months the temporary increase in states Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP). It also would extend the Medicare Part B therapy...