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President signs 2-year funding bill with Medicare SGR Patch, sequestration extension for Medicare providers

USA - December 30 2013 On December 26, 2013, President Obama signed into law H.J. Res. 59, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which includes the Pathway for SGR Reform…

Debra A. McCurdy

Diagnostic test supervision: CMS relaxes rules but also creates ambiguity

USA - May 12 2021 Until recently, strict Medicare rules allowed only fully licensed physicians to take responsibility for the supervision of diagnostic tests. The…

Thomas W. Greeson

California prescription drug purchasing initiative raises numerous questions

USA - January 17 2019 On January 7, 2019, hours after taking office, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an Executive Order creating an initiative to “create the…

Karl E. Herrmann, Robert J. Hill, Debra A. McCurdy, Joseph W. Metro, Edward B. Schwartz

Rethinking freestanding diagnostic imaging centers' prospects for business affiliations

USA - September 29 2009 Over the past decade, diagnostic imaging services have been among the fastest-growing medical services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).

Thomas W. Greeson

Trump Administration International Pricing Index Plan for Medicare Part B Drugs Poses Huge Implications for Industry and Raises Numerous Questions

USA - November 9 2018 The Trump Administration seeks comments on its latest plan to reduce prices for prescription drugs. The plan would tie payment rates for drugs covered…

Jennifer M. Driscoll, Robert J. Hill, Joseph W. Metro, Edward B. Schwartz