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CMS wants surgeons to code every 10 minutes of certain work. Some aren’t happy about it.

Medical groups cite increased cost, burnout, as concerns 11:30 AM – September 13, 2016 Many medical organizations are protesting a new CMS proposal that would require surgeons to document every 10 minutes of their post-operative patient care activities for certain procedures. Background According to Medscape, Medicare reimburses for about 4,200 […]

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Republican lawmakers accuse CMS of focusing on recovering, not preventing, improper payments

Republican lawmakers accuse CMS of focusing on recovering, not preventing, improper payments September 12, 2016   The group of lawmakers who penned the letter includes Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services relies too much on investigating improper Medicare payments after they’re made […]

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Need to eliminate stress? Drop out of Medicare

Need to eliminate stress? Drop out of Medicare Doctors stressed out by government meddling in healthcare should consider opting out of Medicare, according to a physician-penned commentary in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Although the opinion piece by neurologist and editor-in-chief Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D., […]

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