A significant number of accountable care organizations have formed since this publication's 2012 list of "80 Accountable Care Organizations to Know," and there were also some noteworthy developments from existing ACOs.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have redesigned the Physician Compare Website, according to a report from AAOS Now.

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In an article for Health Affairs Blog, Brian Klepper and Paul Fischer argue that Congress should pass the Accuracy in Medicare Physician Payment Act.

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At the 20th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference in Chicago, Amy Mowles will give a presentation titled "Regulatory Processes Between State, Medicare and Accreditation Organizations."

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Here are seven things for spine surgeons to know for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

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The Wall Street Journal recently covered a report showing the number of physicians opting out of Medicare in 2012 tripled from the previous three years.

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A startling study in the July 1 issue of Spine found that patients think orthopedic spine surgeons should be paid 10 to 20 times more than current Medicare reimbursement rates.
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DoctorRecently, the Medicare chargemaster data has been made publicly available for how much hospitals bill Medicare for top procedures. Rates varied widely and as media sources scramble to cover these variations, a new push toward price transparency is gaining momentum. The big question is: will price transparency for individual physicians be next?
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Flying in the face of earlier reports that Medicare price variation is caused by wasteful spending, a study published in the journal Medical Care Research and Review found patients' health was to blame for 75 to 85 percent of Medicare price differences.
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 13:50

House GOP Unveils Bill to Fix SGR

House Republicans unveiled a draft of a bill intended to replace Medicare's sustainable growth rate permanently and end the annual game of political hot potato in which lawmakers bargain to overwrite it and avoid cutting physician pay.
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