Insurers have been processing claims faster and with more accuracy and better explanation. They're also denying fewer claims to boot, according to the American Medical Association's annual health insurer report card.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has concluded that the financial penalties for readmissions levied against hospitals that serve the poor are too onerous and should be reversed.
Molecular imaging is at a crossroads, according to a recent special report published by DOTmed News . While the field should be experiencing some exciting new developments and breakthroughs, it also faces serious challenges, the report outlines.
The growing deficit, a sluggish economy and rising healthcare costs have focused attention on cutting healthcare spending, and since Medicare is a primary source of funding for graduate medical education, residency training could take some budget hits, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services--responding to concerns levied by medical imaging groups--issued a final decision on coverage of oncology FDG-PET scans in which it determined that it will pay for three follow-up scans instead of just one, as initially proposed several months ago.
Medicare could save $1.4 billion per year by pushing doctors to prescribe generic drugs, a new study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests.
In the nation's largest hospital market, those facilities that charge the most also tend to take in the most revenue.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced $14.9 billion has been recouped as a result of bolstered Medicare fraud efforts under the Affordable Care Act. Altogether, CMS has...
Slower rates of spending have extended the lease on the life of the Medicare Trust Fund, which is expected to operate financially unimpaired until the year 2026. But o nce the fund reaches insolvency, providers will not receive full payments for services.
Immigrant workers are bolstering Medicare's finances by contributing billions more than immigrant retirees actually use in medical services, according to a new study in Health Affairs.