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Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians

...nt to practice. This pilot will provide additional payment and other practice-level assistance to help suppor...ersonnelto provide patient-centered care. Enhanced payment will be given to primary care doctors whose care is based on the model and who demonstrate measurabl...

National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety

...ional quality agenda; 95% believe that fundamental payment reform is needed; and three-fourths (73%) say that greater organization and integration of provider care is necessary for improved quality and efficiency. Within these broad categories, the survey found consensus for specific strategiesmany that i...

Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan

...s indicates that bills seeking to change Medicares payment structure hold the most promise for health care sa... strategies and monitor their impact. Fundamental payment reform that moves away from the current fee-for-service model and emphasizes paying for care coordin...

Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

...g access to Medicare by funding positive physician payment updates in 2008 and 2009 instead of allowing devas...s that further legislation will be needed to avert payment cuts in 2010 and subsequent years and to develop an effective method for future updates. Creating ...

'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders

...IP reauthorization and to avert Medicare physician payment cuts. Provisions to replace Medicare physician fe...nder current law, a 9.9 percent Medicare physician payment cut will go into effect Jan. 1, 2008, followed by annual cuts of at least 5 percent in subsequent ye...

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals submits supplemental new drug application for Lubiprostone to treat IBS-C

...ill be entitled to receive a development milestone payment under the agreement with Takeda. ...

Physician and congressional leaders convene on Capitol Hill

...s aimed at reforming the flawed Medicare physician payment formula. Combined, the organizations represent mor... will get to the hard work of replacing the broken payment formula for the sake of the physicians and the patients they serve. We all agree that the pay for ...

ACP commends proposed changes to payments for physician work at nursing facilities

... than 32 percent. Approximately 55 percent of the payment for a service is determined by the level of the work RVU. New Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes were created for nursing home services in 2006, but work values were tied to the old codes that described different services. The work valua...

Extra pay does not improve hospital performance

...nd year. Medicares strategy of trying to use the payment system to improve performance of hospitals is certainly laudable, said Kevin Schulman, M.D., professor of medicine and business administration at Duke and study co-author. However, we really need a robust research base to inform the design of the pro...

AIUM hosts Third Annual Ultrasound Practice Forum

... examples of the numerous and varied accreditation payment policies already in place. In 2006, forum participants established a working group to develop ways of assessing minimum training requirements in varied settings. Working group chair Thomas Shipp, MD (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonogr...

To what extent are emergency departments being used for primary care?

...gned to triage patients away from an ED or to deny payment or punish patients. Rather, it was designed to help understand access to care, because patients with worse access to care outside the ED may be more likely to use EDs for conditions in the first three categories. Research conducted by Robert A. Lowe,...

ACP challenges Congress to make 'fundamental changes' in Medicare payment policies

...n organizations and employers to redesign Medicare payment policies to provide incentives for patient-centere...fered a comprehensive plan for Medicare to realign payment policies to support comprehensive, coordinated, and longitudinal care for beneficiaries through a ph...

Major employers, physicians, stakeholders unite to revolutionize America's healthcare system

...vide better outcomes to patients, more appropriate payment to physicians, and better value, accountability and transparency to purchasers and consumers. The views of the Collaborative were revealed today in a joint statement submitted for the record of a hearing of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on ...

'Marked departure' in Medicare practice of paying physicians in Geriatric Care Improvement Act

...ld about the advantages of realigning benefits and payment incentives to support a comprehensive geriatric as...with multiple chronic diseases and/or dementia and payment of a care coordination fee to physicians who accept responsibility for such patients. The Patient...

VA should revise its methods for evaluating and rating PTSD in veterans

...raumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and determines the payment amounts they merit, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. A surge in the number of disability claims for PTSD has revealed inconsistencies in compensation levels awarded across the country, raising questions...

Educational expenses for residents equals significant amount of salary

...we should consider reducing the initial board exam payment and increasing it during recertification when they have a higher salary so that they dont have to endure such high costs as residents," he said. "This was a cross sectional study which we will do for at least five years to see if anything changes o...

Physicians should be able to review performance rates before release

...sed for public reporting or to determine physician payment only after data are fully adjusted for case-mix co...es an erroneous rating, he/she should receive full payment from the third party payer. Any "withholds" that may have occurred from physician reimbursement duri...

ACP supports new bill to promote adoption of health information technology

... use of such technologies by authorizing an add-on payment to Medicare office visits when supported by such technologies and separate payment for e-mail consultations that meet defined standards of appropriateness. Because HIT's real value i...

Adoption of health information technology will lead to higher standard of quality care

...ommends Congress build into the Medicare physician payment system an add-on code for all office visits and ot...ation would have built into the Medicare physician payment system an add-on code for office visits a critical element to support HIT adoption. Under the Gonz...

UCSF policy expert presents recommendation for health coverage

...coverage with income subsidies, and a restructured payment mechanism has the potential to improve both equity and efficiency," he writes. While Medicare is the prototypical single-payer model, Luft says it is fraught with problems because of the political nature of the program. "We dont have a political s...

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