Forty-four U.S. senators are asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to expand coverage of low-dose CT lung cancer screening.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General states that the Medicare program has made millions of dollars in inappropriate payments to long-term care hospitals.
When states paid doctors more, women waited less time for breast cancer surgery, according to Michael Halpern, M.D., Ph.D., of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-RTI International, reports MedPage Today.
Medicare inappropriately paid long-term care hospitals millions of dollars due to problems in the program's pay system for LTCH readmissions, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General.
For the under-65 dual-eligible population, nearly half have severe mental disorders, according to a new Health Affairs study. What's more, this group costs nearly twice as much as young dual eligibles without a mental disorder.
Physicians in family practice and internal medicine in urban areas were more likely to refer a Medicare patient to physical therapy (PT) if they had financial stakes in the services, a report from the Government Accountability Office found.
Medicare could save billions of dollars if the program stopped randomly assigning certain members into a Part D plan, according to a new study published this month in the journal Health Affairs.
The Medicare program may soon pay physicians for discussing with patients and their families advance care planning, including treatment options at the end of life, HealthLine has reported.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its public databases for inpatient and outpatient payment data, according to a statement from the agency.
The Medicare program spends hundreds of millions dollars a year to test enrollees for their drug levels, and the liberal restrictions on tests may lead to physician abuse.