Medicare & Insurance

Physicians who often refer patients to therapists may be wondering how to charge for Medicare services, now that the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula's 21% rate cut ostensibly is in effect. The cut could become null by April 14, however, if the Senate approves a bill to repeal the SGR when it reconvenes April 13.
A new segment of PBS NewsHour’s “Taking Care" series will focus on California’s efforts to better serve low-income and disabled older adults.
A report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of the Actuary indicates that average annual growth in per capita personal healthcare spending for older adults was 4.1% from 2002 to 2010, which is the lowest among other age groups studied, the report states.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America urges members and veterans to request support from their senators for legislation designed to broaden many VA healthcare and benefits services and programs key to the organization and its members.
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The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), the membership division of the United Spinal Association, is hosting free webinars throughout January on the topic of continuing rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury (SCI).
According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the Senate recently approved a bipartisan budget measure, approved prior by the House of Representatives, which holds "good and bad news for occupational therapy."
New regulations developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs will reportedly expand benefits for veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnosed with any of five conditions related to service-connected TBI.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recently announced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) release of the final 2014 Medicare physician fee schedule rule.
A new study suggests that, in many cases, taxpayers ultimately pay more in the long term when Medicare patients are not provided with the full prosthetic or orthotic they require.
A total of 91 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) have seen the launch of new competitive programming for certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Md, reports that in January, five national groups filed a class action lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services about a Medicare policy.