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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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VIDEO: Surgeon discusses positive results with toric IOL

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Act III for meaningful use — The EHR incentive program Stage 3 proposed rule

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Preloaded tissue for DSEK minimizes complications, endothelial cell loss

April 27, 2015
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Challenges and Solutions in Retinal Vascular Disease: Pigment Epithelial Detachment and Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema

Challenges and Solutions in Retinal Vascular Disease: Pigment Epithelial Detachment and Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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VIDEO: Study shows safety increase with femtosecond laser cataract surgery

VIDEO: Study shows safety increase with femtosecond laser cataract surgery

April 26, 2015
SAN DIEGO ― At the American Society of Cataract Surgery meeting here, Wendell J. Scott, MD, discusses a study that…
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