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Maryland sets hospital rates

Image: Seth Sawyers (Creative Commons / Flickr) The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the most sweeping piece of healthcare legislation passed in decades. While authorized at the federal level, much of the implementation of the law depends on state-level [...]

May 27, 2014 // 1 Comment

Revising Physician Reimbursement

The Society of General Internal Medicine provides 12 recommendations for reforming payment of physicians. Image © Society of General Internal Medicine It is commonly thought that the best way to abort the meteoric rise in health care costs is [...]

July 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Medicare Charged & Paid Different Amounts for Same Procedure

Dr. Andrew Gonzalez discusses the recent data from CMS indicating that Medicare pays different amounts to hospitals for the same exact procedure. Interestingly, hospitals charge tremendously different rates for identical procedures. The interview [...]

June 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

SGR Fix Requires Risk for Doctors

The SGR represents an annual fiscal cliff for doctors yet the political will to fix the problem eludes Congress. Over the last decade, Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula has become a troubling financial topic for policy makers and [...]

February 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

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