WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., on Jan. 23 reintroduced a bill to repeal an Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) tasked with reining in Medicare spending. The House of Representatives, but not the Senate, passed Roe’s original bill.
WASHINGTON – Healthcare spending in the United States grew at a rate of 3.9% in 2011, continuing a recent trend of extremely slow growth, according to a new analysis from the Office of the Actuary at CMS, which was published in the January 2013 issue of the journal Healt
WASHINGTON – Enrollment in the Medicare Advantage program is projected to increase by 11% in the next year, according to an announcement today from Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary.
With so much of the national conversation in recent weeks focused on the Affordable Care Act, which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in June, I decided to casually ask HME providers how the law would impact them. Boy, did I get an earful.
WASHINGTON – It was probably a long shot, anyway, but stakeholders now know for sure that the U.S. Supreme Court won’t save them from an expansion of competitive bidding or several other HME-related provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).