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April 18, 2018
It’s no secret that the United States population is aging. In just over a decade, the number of Americans in the 65-and-older age bracket will have mushroomed by 50 percent. Not as widely known is the fact that this aging population is likely to impact physician supply as well, because one-third of all currently practicing physicians will be older than 65 within the next 10 years. Many of these physicians will be choosing to retire, although what proportion will do so is not yet known. Many others will reduce their clinical hours.
Read more: Study Forecasts Primary and Specialty Physician Shortages
April 11, 2018
Committees of the House and Senate have introduced a wave of legislation to address the opioid crisis, including more than 30 bills related to Medicare and Medicaid coverage and payment.
Read more: Senate and House to Review Opioid Bills
April 4, 2018
The controversial Recovery Audit Program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has garnered criticism from the American Hospital Association and other groups for its role in generating a huge backlog of appeals that can take months, if not years, to resolve, straining hospitals’ financial resources in the process. A 2017 study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine found that the appeals process for denied claims can drag on for more than four years.
Read more: RAC Changes on the Horizon
March 28, 2018
The federal government has turned the spotlight once again on the issue of price transparency in healthcare, with a bipartisan group of senators reaching out to a large swath of stakeholders for input and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II naming it as a pillar of an agenda to increase value and lower costs for consumers.
Read more: Lawmakers Renew Call for Healthcare Price Transparency; Stakeholders Comment
March 21, 2018
Some significant regulatory changes could be coming this year to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) as part of an effort to lighten clinicians’ administrative and quality reporting workloads.
Read more: CMS Official Outlines Plans to Simplify MACRA
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