A Lawmaker and a Physician Congressman Michael Burgess, a Republican from Texas who was an OB/GYN before being elected to Congress, discusses healthcare reform and his unique perspective as a lawmaker and a physician.
Podcast Series: How Healthcare Reform Affects Your Practice In this two-part podcast series, Robert Bennett, a member of MGMA’s government affairs staff, explains what parts of the healthcare reform law are likely to affect medical practices, and Dave Gans, vice president of practice management resources at MGMA, details what practices can do now to get ready for reform.
Two House bills that call for an increase in screening mammography payments have picked up support on both sides of the aisle. The two measures, which propose raising the reimbursement rate from the current $69 to $90, are based on Senate bill 548, More »
The paths to Medicare reimbursement for dedicated PET and coincidence cameras have diverged and there appears to be no hope of reuniting them.As of July 1, Medicare will reimburse users of dedicated PET scanners for the diagnosis, staging, and restaging More »
In what is being heralded by advocates as a landmark victory, President Clinton has signed legislation that overcomes a number of critical barriers to broader implementation of telemedicine. The new law, which goes into effect Oct. 1, 2001, More »
CHICAGO—Unless relative value reimbursement units for mammography services rise by a factor of three, the US health care system will not be able to keep up with the expected demand for diagnostic and screening examinations for breast cancer, a panel of radiologists said at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). More »
The Health Care Financing Administration has granted Acusons AcuNav diagnostic ultrasound catheter pass-through Medicare reimbursement status for outpatient procedures, paving the way for its introduction into the electrophysiology market.The More »