Health Law & Policy

Implementing, adapting to protocol changes for clinical practice

August 24, 2020

Michael X. Repka, MD, vice chair of clinical practice at Wilmer Eye Institute (Johns Hopkins University) speaks on the institution's latest protocol changes allowing for the resumption of elective surgery as well as the adaptations clinicians have had to make in order to ensure the continuation of clinical practice at Wilmer Eye Institute.

Medicare pay cut delayed (again)

January 01, 2012

Legislators will try to sort out a fair compensation system for physicians after they staved off a scheduled 27.4% pay cut for those who treat Medicare patients.

Medicare cut looms

December 15, 2011

While physicians who treat Medicare patients are confronting a drastic pay cut Jan. 1, a number of legislators are scrambling, again, to block the scheduled reduction with a permanent solution.

Time is of the essence for Medicare fee fix

April 01, 2011

Organizations representing ophthalmologists and other physicians' groups are urging Congress to find a solution this year to the flawed payment formula that requires physicians to take a 29.5% pay cut in January 2012.

Quality reporting systems changing Medicare payment

March 15, 2011

Dramatic changes are coming to the way Medicare will pay physicians for their services, but savvy practices that voluntarily adopt the reporting procedures can financially benefit from incentives offered now.

Physicians get Medicare relief

January 01, 2011

After putting physicians on the brink of a massive pay cut 5 times during 2010, legislation has been passed that buys a year of stability while a better method is sought for paying those who treat Medicare patients.

Medicare cut looming

November 01, 2010

As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prepares to implement a 23.5% pay cut on Dec. 1, physicians who treat Medicare patients are pleading with Congres to intervene and considering their options.