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The Private Option is as Good as Traditional Medicaid

Recently, a group of physicians renewed their call for a single-payer system to replace the current hodgepodge of programs comprising the United States healthcare “system.” While political discourse among the Democratic presidential candidates [...]

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Estimating Operating Room Time Improves Medicare Billing

Currently, physician fees for surgical services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries are largely governed by the resource-based relative value scale. Under this framework, relative value units (RVUs) are used to measure the physician time and effort [...]

May 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Are We Wasting $15 Billion on Quality Reporting?

In a new study, the national cost of quality reporting for physician practices has been estimated. The results are not surprising: a lot of time and money is spent collecting and reporting data that practices do not find meaningful. Source: Lion [...]

May 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

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