Medical Billing Blog

MedPAC Releases Report to Congress – Stay the Course on Physician Payments

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Tue, Apr, 11, 2017 @ 08:04 AM

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), an independent Congressional agency established to advise Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program, released their latest report to Congress in early

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Medicare Payment Advisory Commission: Skeptical of MIPS

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Thu, Mar, 23, 2017 @ 09:03 AM

Medicare’s nascent value-based measurement system may not be a good indicator of which doctors provide high-quality medical care.

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MedPAC approves a Number of New Recommendations

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Tue, Feb, 10, 2015 @ 08:02 AM

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is a nonpartisan legislative branch agency that provides the U.S. Congress with analysis and policy advice on all aspects of the Medicare program (cost, reimbursement, access, quality, etc.).  MedPAC issues two annual reports to Congress, one in March and another in June. These reports contain the policy recommendations of the Commission. 

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MedPAC Submits Annual Report to Congress

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Mon, Jul, 07, 2014 @ 07:07 AM

And speaking of MedPAC, each year the Commission releases a June report advising Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program including broader changes in health care delivery and the market for health care services. The latest June report focuses on making the Medicare program more consistent by reforming Medicare payment models, risk adjustment payments, primary care service payments, and select condition payments.

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MedPAC Recommends Payment Equalization

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Mon, Feb, 17, 2014 @ 08:02 AM

At its January meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted unanimously to approve a recommendation to Congress that the differences in payments between outpatient departments and physician offices for 66 Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) be reduced or eliminated. The services include imaging, procedures such as small-intestine endoscopy, tests including bone density tests and other kinds of care.  The change would mean a 0.6% drop in Medicare revenue for hospitals.

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