Tuesday, 29 January 2013 08:50
Hospitals can charge patients facility fees of more than $1,000 if they see physicians who work in an office that is owned by the hospital, according to a report by The Boston Globe.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 10:53
CMS has named 106 new accountable care organizations that will participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, effective Jan. 1.
Monday, 07 January 2013 10:15
Paradigm Spine's Coflex interlaminar technology will now be covered by Medicare in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, according to International Business Times.
Published in Spine and Orthopedic Devices and Implants
Thursday, 03 January 2013 08:41
John R. Tongue, MD, president of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, said the organization is pleased with the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 but urges elected officials to find a permanent solution to the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate.
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 16:32
President Barack Obama and Congress were able to avoid going over the fiscal cliff earlier this week by striking a deal to prevent huge spending cuts, including a 26.5 percent cut in physician reimbursement for Medicare patients, according to a Washington Post report.
Friday, 28 December 2012 09:30
The following 12 settlements involved alleged False Claims Act violations, exceeded $1 million and were reached by hospitals and/or health systems within the past year. Settlements are arranged in descending dollar value.
Published in Orthopedic & Spine Industry Leaders
Friday, 28 December 2012 09:26
President Barack Obama is returning to Washington, D.C., today, cutting short his holiday vacation, to prompt further negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff. However, senior officials in both parties are beginning to resign to the fact a deal to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts by the new year is unlikely, according to a Politico report.
Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:59
A new study published in Arthritis Care & Research of the American College of Rheumatology found that younger, taller and heavier patients are more likely to need revision hip surgery, according to a Drug Watch report.
Published in News and Analysis
Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:43
Andrew Schrage of Money Crashers discusses what orthopedic surgeons can expect after the Bush Tax Cuts expire and the smartest financial moves heading into next year.
Published in Spine
Monday, 24 December 2012 11:21
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is preparing for the 27 percent cut to Medicare physician payments that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2013, if Congress does not act to preserve the sustainable growth rate, according the American Society of Anesthesiologists.