Medicare

Sep 16, 2020
An all-too-common activity among some researchers is cherry picking data to support pre-conceived arguments. One of these false narratives is that hospitals and health systems are uniquely responsible for increased health care prices. But an examination of comprehensive data tell a different story.
Jan 17, 2023
Over 700,000 physicians, hospitals and other health care providers will collaborate to coordinate care for 13.2 million Medicare patients through three accountable care models in 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today.
Jan 13, 2023
The recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act delays by one year, until Jan. 1, 2024, payment reductions of up to 15% under the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services noted in an update this week.
Jan 13, 2023
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission today voted to recommend that Congress update Medicare payment rates for hospital inpatient and outpatient services by the current law amount plus 1% for 2024, and distribute an additional $2 billion to safety-net hospitals by transitioning to a safety-net…
Jan 6, 2023
The convening of the 118th Congress this week is a reminder of Washington’s highly-charged political environment.
Jan 3, 2023
AHA today thanked the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission for recommending a 2024 draft payment update of market basket plus 1% for hospital inpatient and outpatient prospective payment systems, but continued to recommend a market basket plus 2.8% update for inpatient and outpatient PPS hospitals…
Jan 3, 2023
The AHA appreciates the opportunity to share our comments and asks that commissioners consider the following issues before making their final payment update recommendations.
Dec 29, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Dec. 27 issued an FAQ document on good faith estimates for uninsured (or self-pay) individuals under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.
Dec 20, 2022
Package funds government through Sept. 30 and includes important provisions preventing Medicare cuts, extending telehealth and other flexibilities and improving behavioral health, among others