What is Obamacare anyway?

May 31, 2018

In reviewing “the state of Obamacare in 2018,” Vox policy reporter Dylan Scott wondered, “What even is Obamacare anyway?” “It’s... Read more...

MedPAC’s latest lead balloon

May 30, 2018

At its Jan. 11 meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted 14-2 to replace the Merit-based Incentive Payment System... Read more...

New prepayment audits strike fear in Medicare providers

May 27, 2018

Reviews of Medicare claims using the traditional “pay and chase” method are nothing new, but if documentation is not thorough or... Read more...

Health Care Reform: ACA’s Likely Future Depends on Who’s Guessing

March 7, 2018

What’s the future of the Affordable Care Act? Among health policy wonks, answers vary – and largely align with one’s position... Read more...

CMS Unfairly Penalizing Psychologists for Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

January 27, 2018

Three days before the deadline to submit an appeal to avoid a 2 percent penalty on all 2018 Medicare claims, psychologist Alice Randolph,... Read more...

Health Care Reform: Ministries Exempt from ACA Strictures

January 26, 2018

“Are we becoming a more Christian nation because of Obamacare?” Bob Vineyard, owner of the Georgia Insurance Shop, asked that question... Read more...

Health Care Reform: Changes Coming to National Health Plan

November 8, 2017

When GOP members of the U.S. Senate failed to garner enough votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), constituents wondered if... Read more...

Understanding Privatized Medicare Plans

September 26, 2017

Privatized Medicare plans can be confusing both to plan subscribers and health care providers. The word “Medicare” on forms or... Read more...

Practical Benefits Debatable for Geropsychology Specialty

September 24, 2017

At its August 2017 meeting the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA) approved a seven-year renewal... Read more...

Psychologists Told Ominous Letters are ‘Just Educational’

August 3, 2017

Psychologists in many parts of the country who routinely bill for an hour psychotherapy session have been receiving letters from insurance... Read more...

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