CMS Alerts Providers about Medicare Spending Cuts

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a statement on mandatory spending cuts in the Medicare Fee-for-Service program because of the budget sequestration order that President Obama issued on March 1:

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Comments (3)
The current goal of this administration is to make public Federal health centers the delivery of choice. There is a total disdain to private free enterprise, and anything that can be done to annoy and force doctors into fixed payments, directly controlled by the Feds, is wonderful in their eyes. Dam the hospital providers, dam the patients, dam the insurance companies, and dam private practice. And then there is great puzzlement as to why we are encountering a shortage of doctors.
Posted by DENNIS G | Monday, March 11 2013 at 7:00PM ET
Bend over because they will then use the data collected to lower fees further. Just ask your local VNA service what happened to them!
Posted by mackley | Monday, March 11 2013 at 2:40PM ET
Great... so all those practices purchasing OUTRAGEOUSLY priced EHR software to avoid a 5% penalty find out that - in reality - the penalty would only be 3%.

Not to mention the unmitigated GRIEF medical staff has gone through in terms of training, plus the still-day-to-day aggravation. Or the loss of time in front of patients. Or the loss of any sense of personalization when it comes to patient encounters.

Great! Spent $80K (plus recurring monthly user costs), lost 9% of patient base, EHR reports contain scads of useless, repetitive info.

Why didn't I just dictate?????
Posted by smayor | Monday, March 11 2013 at 1:30PM ET
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