Independent Payment Advisory Board
Gain more insight into the AMA's successful fight to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board provision of the Affordable Care Act.
2018 Medicare payment cuts for clinical testing
New payment rates went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018 for rapid point-of-care testing performed in a physician’s office.
Medicare pay should recognize value of surgeons' office visits
The AMA will take a deeper dive into one aspect of the proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Payment & Delivery Models
How to avoid a payment penalty in 2018 MIPS
Physicians must score a minimum of 15 points in 2018 to avoid a Medicare pay cut in 2020. An AMA resource shows how to do it.
Physicians oppose Medicare E/M payment collapse proposal
Doctors support the Medicare “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative, but warn that proposed E/M pay changes could hurt doctors caring for the sickest patients.
Less documentation, E/M pay changes proposed in 2019 fee schedule
Read about the significant changes that could affect your pay and administrative burdens under Medicare.
Medicare pay cut dropped from spending bill passed by House
Bill includes funds for Community Health Centers, National Health Service Corps and Teaching Health Center GME, but cuts Prevention and Public Health Fund.
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