NEWS: HCPCS, CY 2019 Medicare Telehealth Services

Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2019 PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes proposals to update payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after … Continue reading NEWS: HCPCS, CY 2019 Medicare Telehealth Services

RESEARCH | Most Uninsured Adults Could Schedule Primary Care Appointments Before The ACA, But Average Price Was $160

By Brendan Saloner, Daniel Polsky, Genevieve M. Kenney, Katherine Hempstead, and Karin V. Rhodes HEALTH AFFAIRS |Vol. 34, No. 5: Variety Issue Abstract Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allow millions more Americans to obtain health insurance. However, a sizable number of people remain uninsured because they live in states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage or because they feel that Marketplace coverage is … Continue reading RESEARCH | Most Uninsured Adults Could Schedule Primary Care Appointments Before The ACA, But Average Price Was $160

CVS, Walgreens, Walmart object to proposed tax on Mass. retail clinics

The tax is part of a bill approved by the Massachusetts House that would assess hospitals, insurers and urgent care clinics in varying amounts to provide grants to struggling community hospitals. The proposal is now being discussed in conference committee with members of the Senate. By Jessica Bartlett – Reporter, Boston Business Journal |  Jul 18, 2018, 4:53am EDT Updated Jul 18, 2018, 9:48am CVS’s … Continue reading CVS, Walgreens, Walmart object to proposed tax on Mass. retail clinics

Docs 4 Patient Care, L. Gross, MD | Official Statement re: HR 365 Replaced by HR 6317

IMPACT – Protecting DPC from Washington’s Trojan Horse | Fri 7/20/2018 5:56 PM | Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation eNewsletter HR 365 Replaced by HR 6317 Expanded Government Regulatory Control of DPC through YOUR HSAs READ FULL TEXT of HR3617 HERE … H.R.6317 – Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2018 | 115th Congress (2017-2018) Official Statement from Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation: We are pleased … Continue reading Docs 4 Patient Care, L. Gross, MD | Official Statement re: HR 365 Replaced by HR 6317