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Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options

Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options
April 27, 2015

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, signed into law on April 16, will make major changes in Medicare payments for physician services.

Things start out slowly: From July 2015 through 2018, Medicare payments for physician services will be updated 0.5% per year, and Medicare’s current incentive programs for physicians - the physician quality reporting system, the value-based payment modifier, and the meaningful use program - will continue.

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Nearly 5 billion people, primarily those in low- to middle-income countries, do not have access to safe surgical and anesthesia care, resulting in 16.9 million…
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ROADMAP: LVAD improved survival, functional status in patients with advanced HF

April 27, 2015
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

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VIDEO: David Rubenson, MD, lauds improvements in CV imaging, application

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Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

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