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

Mining the 2016 draft CMS SNF Regulations for LTPAC Medical gems

Today’s blog focuses on CMS data and quality initiatives which can help us better manage LTPAC Medical practices. CMS’s regulatory cycle for institutions follows the federal fiscal year (Oct – Sept).  The Physician/Part B program follows the calendar year.  This provides a window of time for medical groups to identify opportunities and challenges that are … Click to continue reading