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How Congress is Failing America’s Medicare Patients

By Kevin B. O'Reilly, Senior News Editor This article is copied from the American Medical Association. You can read the article on the AMA website here. What’s the news: The AMA and more than 120 other national medical organizations and state medical societies last week called on Congress (PDF) to pass legislation to [...]

How Congress is Failing America’s Medicare Patients2024-03-26T08:56:21-06:00

Hospitals are dropping Medicare Advantage plans left and right

Medicare Advantage provides health coverage to more than half of the nation's seniors, but a growing number of hospitals and health systems nationwide are pushing back and dropping some or all contracts with the private plans altogether. Editor's note: This article was originally published Sept. 27. It was updated Nov. 14 to reflect new contract [...]

Hospitals are dropping Medicare Advantage plans left and right2024-01-02T16:45:18-07:00

Dermatology Management Company to Pay $8.9 Million to Resolve Self-Reported False Claims Act Liability

A Texas entity that manages and operates dermatology practices, surgical centers, and pathology laboratories across the United States has agreed to pay the United States $8.9 million to resolve allegations, which were self-reported, of potential violations of the Physician Self-Referral Law (the Stark Law) and the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern [...]

Dermatology Management Company to Pay $8.9 Million to Resolve Self-Reported False Claims Act Liability2023-10-09T13:59:55-06:00

New Closed Network Insurance Products Offered in Northern Colorado

Dear Northern Colorado Business Owners: The Independent Physician Practices listed below would like to collectively raise your awareness level regarding some important changes in the healthcare insurance market. Most of our practices have proudly served Fort Collins and Northern Colorado for decades working closely with Poudre Valley Health System and other independent outpatient facilities.  Most [...]

New Closed Network Insurance Products Offered in Northern Colorado2019-02-15T10:05:18-07:00

Survey finds patients rate physicians lower following refusals of request

Reuters (11/27, Rapaport) reports on a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finding that patients report less satisfaction with a physician who refuses “requests for things like prescriptions or lab tests.” The study was based on a survey of 1,141 patients and 1,319 doctor visits. The survey found that “about two-thirds of these visits included at least one [...]

Survey finds patients rate physicians lower following refusals of request2017-11-28T08:29:37-07:00
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