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CMS releases ACO notice for using identifiable data

USA - September 26 2011 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a notice that will establish a system of collecting and using Medicare beneficiary information for those who participate in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

President proposes Medicare changes in deficit reduction plan

USA - September 26 2011 As the debt reduction “super committee” – tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction by late November – continues to meet, various proposals to reduce the deficit are being unveiled and discussed.

MedPAC proposes plan to fix medicare physician payment formula

USA - September 26 2011 The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently unveiled a new approach to overhaul the complicated Medicare physician payment formula.

CMS unveils final rule on electronic prescribing program

USA - September 12 2011 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its final rule to amend the Medicare electronic prescribing incentive program.

As debt reduction “super committee” begins to meet, House Democrats discuss Medicare cuts

USA - September 12 2011 As the debt reduction “super committee” – tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction – began its formal meetings last week, Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee were circulating a document containing more than $500 billion in potential cuts to the Medicare program over 10 years.