Medicare Spending vs. Private Insurance

Healthcare Finance reported on a University of Michigan study that concluded “the Medicare system spends far more than it probably needs to on post-hospital care.” Looking at post-hospital care provided at home, in skilled nursing facilities, and inpatient and...

AAHKS Signs on to E/M Code Value Revision Letter

AAHKS, along with 52 other medical organizations, submitted a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, MPH to express opposition to a proposal in the 2020 CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule “not to incorporate into the global codes the adjusted values...

AAHKS Submits CMS RFI on Patients Over Paperwork Initiative

This week, AAHKS responded to the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services’ (CMS) Request for Information (RFI): Reducing Administrative Burden to Put Patients over Paperwork. Our comments included discussion of the “significant confusion among providers and...

Overview Shows Impact of TKA IPO Removal

With the release of the CMS 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems proposed rule, CMS has sought input on the removal of total hip arthroplasty from the IPO list. AAHKS member Jeffrey D. Angel, MD,...

CMS Releases Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for CY2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the CY 2020 Proposed Payment Policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B on July 29, 2019. AAHKS has prepared a summary memo of the issues relating to our members...

AAHKS Comments on CMS FY 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule

AAHKS submitted comments for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed rule “Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2020...
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