The number of individual providers offering lines of credit to Medicare-eligible patients to pay for care is mushrooming and possibly altering the relationships between the two parties, the N ew York Times reported.
First-level appeals of Part A Medicare claims for hospital inpatient care and home healthcare have zoomed between 2008 and 2012, while rulings in favor of providers have declined dramatically, AHA News Now reported.
Radiologists who ignore a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal to create new cost centers for CT and MR do so at their own financial peril, according to a coding and billing strategist who spoke at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators' fall conference in Baltimore.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services delayed implementation of a rule that defines observation care cases, citing complaints by the hospital industry that the rules were often confusing.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services currently is finalizing a decision on coverage for beta amyloid imaging. In a proposed decision released in July, CMS stated that there is...
The cost to the Medicare program for treating heart attack patients has risen by nearly 20 percent between 1998 and 2008, with post-discharge care driving the increase, Newsday reported.
Federally Qualified Health Centersr (FQHCs) in medically underserved areas would receive a 30 percent boost in payment from the Medicare program under a proposal released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released last week.
Doing away with the requirement that Medicare recipients spend three nights in a hospital to qualify for nursing home coverage could reduce costs and patient risk, according to an editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A Congressional proposal to repeal the much-hated Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and replace it with a system that rewards providers for high-quality care would cost the federal government $175 billion by 2023, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
If the Department of Health and Human Services follows a recent recommendation to reconsider funding for the critical access hospital program, dozens of hospitals in the Lone Star State could wind up shutting down.