Tag: physicians

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 […]

Opportunities to participate in a Technical Expert Panel

A technical expert panel (TEP) is a group of stakeholders and experts who provide technical input to the measure contractor on the development, selection, and maintenance of measures for which CMS contractors are responsible. Convening the TEP is one important step in the measure development or reevaluation process that CMS contractors use to ensure transparency […]

Ask the expert: Physician visit schedule

Q: My question is in regard to physician visits and certification. When a resident who is in a Medicare A stay, returns to the hospital and is admitted, does the 14, 30, 60, etc. physician visit schedule start over? I cannot locate this information. A: When a resident in a Medicare Part A stay is […]

CMS releases clarification about physician delegation in both SNFs and NFs

CMS has released a Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters article titled “Physician Delegation of Tasks in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Nursing Facilities (NFs)”. The information affects physicians, non-physician practitioners (NPPs) and providers who bill for services related to beneficiaries in SNFs and NFs. CMS is clarifying the regulatory differences concerning physician delegation of tasks […]