5 things doctors need to know about 2020 Medicare fee schedule
A slightly heavier lift from physicians will be required to avoid penalties and earn bonuses under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
Payment & Delivery Models
Medicare Advantage contracts can be vehicle to drive improvement
Medicare Advantage contracts enable innovation that aligns the values of patients and physicians—and may reduce burnout in the process.
Patient Support & Advocacy
5 years of evidence shows how expanding Medicaid boosts health
Fourteen states refuse to expand Medicaid. Research shows they are doing their constituents a disservice in denying them the health benefits of expansion.
Confusion prevails on 2020 Medicare supplement plan changes
If you turn 65 in 2020, your Medigap options will differ from what’s been available. Here’s what senior physicians should understand about the changing landscape.
Federal law cripples telehealth in Medicare. New bill changes that.
Bipartisan Senate bill would eliminate barriers that have made it hard for Medicare patients to access telehealth services from physicians.
Verdict’s in on terminal prognoses: Doctors aren’t fortunetellers
n a Medicare hospice fraud case, federal appeals court sides with the AMA on medical judgment calls such as how long a patient has left to live.
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AMA in the News: October 2019
Read media highlights mentioning the American Media Association for October 2019.
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Payment reform: Council on Medical services reports
Medicare physician payment schedules
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