Medicare Review

By Del Meyer on 10/14/2018 1:40 PM

When I went into practice, I observed a busy OBG service. Looking over the operating schedule was not part of my routine. I did note that there were a number of D & C’s scheduled for intermenstrual bleeding. I subsequently realized that my initial practice hospital was in an abortion mill. It occurred in one […]

By Del Meyer on 09/14/2018 12:21 PM

One Week At CMS: Steps Toward Transformative Changes Grace-Marie Turner Contributor The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services is continuing the drumbeat of modernizing the two gargantuan programs it runs to generate more accountability, greater transparency, and provide better value for both patients and taxpayers. Administrator Seema Verma announced on Thursday a new […]

By Del Meyer on 08/07/2018 8:35 AM

No, ‘Medicare for All’ Is Still Not Plausible Single-payer advocates are crowing that their plan would save money. They’re also wrong. Brian Riedl Monday, August 13, 2018 Last week, Left-wing politicians, activists, and columnists gleefully rejoiced that they had unlocked the easy path to single-payer health care in America: Just cut reimbursement payments to health […]

By Del Meyer on 07/07/2018 7:36 AM

The Health Innovation We Need By Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc The word innovation is omnipresent in health and health care, describing new uses of technology and data, entrepreneurial ventures, and public sector efforts. Given the many challenges in the US health sector—including decreasing life expectancy, increasing costs, declining rates of health coverage, and potentially widening health […]

By Del Meyer on 06/30/2018 1:31 AM

Michael Tanner of the CATO Institute places these entitlements in perspective America’s Entitlement Crisis Just Keeps Growing By Michael D. Tanner This article appeared on National Review (Online) on June 13, 2018. One problem with living in times as interesting as these is that important news often gets lost amid the swirl of rapidly changing […]

By Del Meyer on 05/30/2018 12:45 AM

Published on May 18, 2018 by Doug Badger & Grace-Marie Turner | The Hill President Trump delivered a major speech to describe steps his administration is taking to address the high cost of prescription drugs. Congress should be called on to fix two problems with the federal government’s largest prescription drug program: Medicare Part D. […]

By Del Meyer on 04/10/2018 1:50 AM

Massachusetts was a leader in expanding Medicaid enrollment under ObamaCare Now Massachusetts is complaining it can’t afford the cost. Massachusetts was a leader in expanding Medicaid enrollment under ObamaCare, and now nearly one-third of its residents are on the program meant to provide health coverage to low-income Americans.  Now Massachusetts is complaining it can’t afford […]

By Del Meyer on 03/09/2018 2:27 PM

The GOP’s Coming Obamacare Capitulation If conservatives don’t coalesce behind a new repeal plan soon, they will find themselves bystanders as their Republican colleagues link arms with Democrats. Congressional Republicans were elected to repeal Obamacare. They may run this year as the politicians who saved it. Since late last year, GOP leaders have been planning […]

By Del Meyer on 02/09/2018 1:59 PM

Reimbursement And Red Tape: “This is why I don’t accept Medicare patients” When you manage your own practice or lead a large physician group of any kind, there are a plethora of daily decisions that need to be made. Beyond patient care standards and treatment protocols, business decisions are paramount. Which makes this one pretty […]

By Del Meyer on 01/09/2018 1:33 PM

American physicians have already been declaring independence from Medicare, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), but the imposition of new payment methods may lead to a rush to imitate the British in exiting the regime of a remote, unelected, unaccountable bureaucracy. MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) replaced […]