Double-dose decline

Isenberg, Steven F.
November 2007
ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Nov2007, Vol. 86 Issue 11, p670
Academic Journal
The article reports on the decline in the overall Medicare reimbursements of physicians in the U.S. Two charts are provided that show the changes in the basic conversion factor from 2001 to 2007 and in relative value units (RVU) from 1999 to 2007. It is said that the conversation factors are subject to a 10% deduction as a product of the 2007 budget neutrality adjustment in the work component of the RVU computation.


Related Articles

  • Medicaid Physician Payment Reform: Using the Medicare Fee Schedule for Medicaid Payments. Reisinger, Anne Lenhard; Colby, David C.; Schwartz, Anne // American Journal of Public Health;Apr94, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p553 

    Objectives: The purpose of this article is to provide estimates of the costs of basing Medicaid physician payment levels on the new resource-based Medicare Fee Schedule. Two possible policy options are considered: setting all Medicaid physician fees at the Medicare Fee Schedule level and setting...

  • A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care. Moore, Kent J. // Family Practice Management;Nov2005, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p29 

    The article discusses issues related to concurrent care and presents information on how Medicare defines and covers concurrent care. It is reported that, from a Medicare perspective, concurrent care exists where more than one physician renders services more extensive than consultative services...

  • Payment reform: Prepare for the future. Snyder III, Howard M. // Urology Times;10/1/2013, Vol. 41 Issue 11, p3 

    The author discusses the bundling concept as one based on shared profit and shared responsibility for patient which will need a commitment to collaboration and teamwork among providers in the U.S.

  • Urologists, MedPAC agree: 'Everything is not OK'.  // Urology Times;Mar2008, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p41 

    The article reports on the expected recommendation to the U.S. Congress regarding the 1.1% increase in Medicare physician fees for 2009 by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPac). It states that MedPac's suggestion for 2009 was approved at a commission meeting, but not without dissent...

  • Hospitals air concerns over 'site-neutral' payment. FIGLEY, MEG // AHA News;9/27/2013, Vol. 49 Issue 19, p3 

    The article reports on the sharing by three hospital leaders of their concerns with federal legislators and their staff in September 2013 on proposals for Medicare to pay hospitals the same rates as physician offices and surgical centers for certain services.

  • Increasing office-based Medicare revenue in 2009. Asbell, Riva Lee // Ocular Surgery News;5/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p42 

    The article presents tips for choosing between the office-based payment system and the ASC payment system. Information on the new ASC payment system introduced by Medicare is presented. Factors that should be part of the equation that is used to determine the final decision include convenience...

  • Proper reimbursement requires strong understanding of surgical modifiers. Asbell, Riva Lee // Ocular Surgery News;11/10/2008, Vol. 26 Issue 21, p101 

    The article looks at the most troublesome Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) modifiers which include modifiers 58, 78 and 79. It notes that Modifier 58 generates payment at 100% of the allowable by Medicare. Three clinical situations that warrant using modifier 58 are mentioned. Also discussed...

  • Big MAC attack in Calif. Lubell, Jennifer // Modern Healthcare;3/9/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p20 

    The article explores the challenges facing physicians in California. Problems caused by a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) physician reimbursement program known as the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) program have been worsened by other administrative changes such as the...

  • Learn the Nitty-Gritty of Filing an Incident-to Claim.  // Pulmonology Coding Alert;Dec2012, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p92 

    The article discusses on criteria of filing an incident-to claim. It states that to avoid being scrutinized by Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), it is better not to bill incident, unless being sure of meeting the requirements. It states that criteria of filing...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics