NPCHPC – CMS work together to exempt small / rural practices

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i’m thrilled to report that the national physicians’ council for healthcare policy has made great progress working with CMS on exemption. The following is a slide that is “our ask” – please see slides # 6 Exempting small and rural practices •200 or fewer unique Medicare patients OR •Less than $500,000 in MC payments per physicians* OR •*When considering costs and exemptions if it costs $50,000 per physician to setup system you need to receive the 5% bonus on $1,000,000 collection from Medicare. If maintenance is $20,000 then you have to collect $400,000 just to break even. •Practices with 10 or fewer physicians OR •Rural physicians** OR •** physician/population ratio < 100. As an aside, we believe that this might … Read More

Congressman Pete Sessions and Senator Bill Cassidy Co-sponsor the World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan

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Here is the link to the text of the bill Congressman Pete Sessions and Senator Bill Cassidy, MD release their bicameral free marketplace healthcare plan, this past week. This plan, “The World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan” is an alternative to ObamaCare that empowers Americans to make their own healthcare decisions without discriminatory mandates and onerous regulations. The World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan provides an affordable, predictable, competitive marketplace that will create a healthier society and a stronger economy. Congressman Sessions began the process in 2010 when he invited doctors to Dallas, Texas to discuss healthcare reform. The principles that arose out of that meeting created the National Physicians Council for Healthcare Policy – a multi-specialty physician led group of the nation’s … Read More

MACRA: Health Care Transformation is Picking Up Speed

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A year and 11 days after President Obama signed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) into law, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first major regulation, setting forth the new rules under this game-changing law. MACRA has been a bit of a sleeper issue, and although many are just waking up to realize the groundbreaking plan it has set in motion, it has been years in the making. MACRA is poised to drive payment and delivery reform across the payer mix for the foreseeable future. It doesn’t do Washington’s annual “kick the can down the road” on the “doc fix” that simply maintains Medicare payments to all physicians under an outdated payment system. … Read More