August Blog: CMS’s draft 2017 Physician Fee Schedule reaffirms that LTC Medicine remains misunderstood by regulators and the AMA.

This month’s blog is focused on the inconsistent regulatory environment faced by LTPAC Medicine in the 2017 draft CMS rules in MACRA/MIPS and the Physician Fee Schedule. These inconsistencies create economic challenges for the Medical professionals serving populations dwelling in LTC settings; equally important is the missed opportunity to incent a model of care that … Click to continue reading

LTPAC Medicine’s shabby treatment in the 2016 Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule.

This post analyzes how regulatory changes embodied in the 2016 Fee Schedule affect LTPAC Medical Groups. The blog’s title is an accurate synopsis. Only those who believe suffering builds character will find comfort in 2016. Back in April, a Whitehouse press release celebrated the passage of MACRA (The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act): “At … Click to continue reading

Physician Chronic Care Management – CMS’s Pay for Performance Carrot

Physician[i] Chronic Care Management – CMS’s Pay for Performance Carrot.  Does it apply to LTPAC Medicine and what are the requirements? CCM is a monthly payment to physicians who enroll their patients in an ongoing ‘shared care’ model.  It’s a bold attempt to build a hybrid model of care that bridges fee-for-service medicine and the … Click to continue reading