...Medical liability laws exist to allow patients to seek recompense when physicians or other clinicians cause unwanted harm. Medical malpractice cases can be detrimental to physicians but also to patients because of increased system and health insurance costs. To appropriately address...
Letter to CMS on the Proposed 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
Executive Summary: Proposed 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Summary
Summary of 2012 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
...his presentation, he cited the SGR, physician workforce, HIT and the Independent Payment Advisory Board as issues of importance to him. He stressed the role of the House in approving several times a fix to the SGR, decried this short-term patch process, and promised continual...
...CMS administrator Dr. Donald Berwick and CMS Chief Actuary Rick Foster appeared before the full committee. In his testimony, Dr. Berwick stressed the benefits of the ACA to the Medicare beneficiaries including expanded benefits under the fee-for-service program, insurance reform...
...that it ―would repeal and dismantle the IPAB even before it has a chance to work.‖ The administration also opposes ―artificial‖ caps on malpractice awards. The Senate is not expected to consider HR 5. 2. HOUSE COMMITTEE ADOPTS BUDGET On Wednesday, March 21, the House Budget...
Executive Summary: Final 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Summary
...RVUs Malpractice RVUs Total RVUs 99202-99205 1.90 1.69 0.14 3.73 99212-99215 1.22 1.25 0.08 2.55 CMS believes it has identified three types of E/M visits that differ from the typical E/M visit and are not appropriately reflected in the current office/outpatient E/M code set...
In defense of significant coverage gains and key patient protection provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and other leading physician organizations today filed an amicus brief in the case of Texas v. United States.
...ensure that prescribers who are acting reasonably will not be punished by their licensing boards, charged with a drug crime, or lose a malpractice civil lawsuit simply because third-party naloxone prescription is an emerging practice. 3. Possession of Naloxone Lawful Sample...
Executive Summary: State Scope of Practice Kit