Bill calls for pharma to compensate for ‘doc fix’ solution; would readjust dual-eligibles...
Nov 27, 2013
Senator Jay Rockefeller wants provider groups to support his Medicare Part D plan for a drug rebate bill that calls for money from pharmaceutical companies to replace funds lost from the sustainable growth...
Medicare reform proposal needs fixes for long-term care physicians, AMDA says
Nov 15, 2013
Prospective Medicare changes regarding physician payments might unfairly penalize doctors working in long-term care settings, according to a prominent medical directors association.
New SGR proposal: Progress or pie in the sky?
Nov 05, 2013
I’ve recently drawn up my plans for the winter, and I’m very excited about what’s in store! I’d like to share my ideas with you and get some feedback. Let’s call this the...
Bill repealing Sustainable Growth Rate passes House committee
Aug 02, 2013
A bill that would repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate and effectively end the need for the “doc fix,” passed a house committee on Wednesday. The Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement...
Medicare ‘doc fix’ clears hurdle in the House, but providers still have questions
Jul 24, 2013
A House of Representatives subcommittee has approved legislation reforming physician payments through Medicare. The bill passed out of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health by voice vote on Tuesday,...
Long-term care providers ready to deal with ‘doc fix’
James M. Berklan
May 15, 2013
If you hang around long enough, you learn there are only two things long-term care providers fear after Republicans and Democrats. That would be hospitals and doctors.
Senators invite provider input on Medicare ‘doc fix’
May 14, 2013
The leaders of the Senate Finance Committee have called for healthcare providers to weigh in on possible changes to the Medicare physician payment system.
Congressman proposes ‘doc fix’ extension
Jul 24, 2012
A newly proposed bill in the U.S. House would extend Medicare physician payment rates for one year while legislators work to devise a more manageable alternative to the existing formula.
‘Doc fix’ might hurt a little
Feb 24, 2012
President Obama has signed legislation that delays a pay cut for doctors treating Medicare patients. That comes as good news for physicians, but not so much for nursing facilities.
SGR fix?! Don’t get me started!
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Jan 09, 2012
So here’s a Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) 101 primer so you will understand why I am so upset.