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CMS ANNOUNCES POLICY, PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR THE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE IN 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule with comment period that updates payment policies and rates for physicians and nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in calendar year (CY) 2012.
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CMS ANNOUNCES MEDICARE PREMIUMS, DEDUCTIBLES FOR 2010

Most Medicare beneficiaries will not see a Part B monthly premium increase as a result of a “hold harmless” provision in the current law.  This allows for 73 percent of beneficiaries to be protected from an increase raising the 2010 Part B monthly premiums from $96.40 to $110.50.
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ROBUST MEDICARE HEALTH AND DRUG PLAN COVERAGE CONTINUES IN 2010 BENEFICIARY PROTECTIONS STRENGTHENED

Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare health and prescription drug plans will continue to have a wide range of plan options in 2010, and those beneficiaries who decide to change plans should find choosing a new plan simpler than in previous years.
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CMS PROPOSES POLICY, PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR SERVICES IN HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS AND

Hospitals would be able to bill Medicare for pulmonary and intensive cardiac rehabilitation services furnished in outpatient departments beginning January 1, 2010 under a proposed rule issued today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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MEDICARE PROPOSES PAYMENT RULE TO PROVIDE NEW PREVENTIVE BENEFITS AND RAISE PHYSICIAN PAYMENTS FOR 2005

As part of its ongoing efforts to modernize Medicare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed new benefits to help Medicare beneficiaries stay healthier and get better access to important preventive medical services, as well as to implement an across the board 1.5 percent increase in payment rates for physicians taking care of Medicare beneficiaries.
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