2015 Draft Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The 2015 draft Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rules propose doubling the penalties/rewards under Value Based Purchasing (VBP). AND the timeframe for submitting your comments on the 2015 Draft Medicare Physician Fee Schedule is quickly drawing to a close (9/2/2014). The season for commenting on the 2015 Draft Medicare Physician Fee Schedule is quickly drawing to … Click to continue reading

Meet Your New Boss – Little Sigma (σ).

Not quite a year ago, I wrote my first blog post on Value Based Purchasing. That was triggered by receipt of CMS’s first Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR) for our LTC medical practice. That report was based on 2012 claims data. As a group, the report said we were bad physicians, spending too much … Click to continue reading

Who Pays for the Virtual Care Team Model?

Rod Baird highlights the sections of the 2015 Draft Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule that should have the greatest concern for the PA/LTC community. While the thrust of the rules are directed at Physicians and other licensed professionals, the rules affect the entirety of the healthcare system. This blog post is written specifically for the PA/LTC … Click to continue reading