California Healthline: CMS Proposes Medicare Reimbursement Changes, Increases for 2015

CMS has proposed increasing the number of quality measures used in the Medicare Shared Savings program for accountable care organizations, according to its proposed 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule released Thursday, Modern Healthcare reports. The measures would place an even greater emphasis on patient outcomes. Specifically, the number of quality measures used to assess ACOs would increase from 33 … Continue reading

California Healthline: Provider Cut Repeal Talk Turns to Veto Override

by David Gorn Two bills repealing the 2011 Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rate reductions have sailed through California legislative committees so far in an unusual way:  They’ve been approved with unanimous votes in both houses from both parties. But all those Yes votes could fail on a single No vote if Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes the … Continue reading

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