Total Per Capita Cost (TPCC) methodology proposed for the CY 2019 Physicians Fee Schedule

CMS continues punishing Geriatric, LTPAC, and Palliative Medicine for serving the frail elderly nearing the end of life. This blog explores the systematic problems with existing methods for correctly predicting expenditures; as individuals approach the end of their lives. It’s based on comments we submitted to CMS on the draft 2019 Physician Fee Schedule. America … Click to continue reading

Impressions from the 2018 LTPAC HIT Summit

ONC & CMS are mandating Interoperability – as soon as they have a definition… This year’s Summit was refreshing – more protein, less cotton candy. Drs. Kate Goodrich[i] (CMS) and Don Rucker[ii] (ONC) delivered the mornings’ keynote addresses. Each painted a more solid vision for the future that anyone from those two DHHS arms has … Click to continue reading

CMS Physician Billing Data Dump – Historic Insight Into The LTPAC Service Market

On April 9th, 2014, CMS released the “complete” 2012 Medicare Part B billing history for Physicians & Extenders. This blog post from Rod Baird provides some insight on what he has been able to glean in the data thus far regarding the LTPAC market.   “All we want are the facts….” – Stg. Joe Friday. … Click to continue reading