Tag: Medicare cuts

Senate vote keeps delay for sequestration cuts on track

A bill to delay 2% across-the-board Medicare payment cuts is heading back to the House after a key vote of support in the Senate on Thursday, March 25. Even though the signing of the bill will likely be delayed until mid-April, the 90-2 vote in the Senate will likely mean current Medicare payment rates will […]

LTC therapy and physician services threatened by future Medicare cuts

Despite the overwhelming need for physician services in LTC facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, proposed Medicare Part B cuts for 2021 may threaten the livelihood of those physicians. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for FY 2021 proposes reimbursement reductions for a variety of services covered under Medicare Part B. These cuts could force LTC physicians […]

MedPAC seeks 5% cut in new vote

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has submitted a vote that recommends an additional five percent cut in the next annual Medicare payment rates for home health agencies. Legislative action would need to be taken to put this recommendation into effect. This recommendation will be included in MedPAC’s annual report to Congress published in March. […]