On September 3, CMS launched Care Compare, a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS health care compare tools available on Medicare.gov. Care Compare provides a single user-friendly interface that patients and caregivers can use to make informed decisions about health care based on cost, quality of care, volume of services, and other data. With just one click, patients can find information that is easy to understand about doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care services instead of searching through multiple tools.
Now is a good time to visit Care Compare and make sure the information about your practice is up to date.
Do you have patients with severe ulcers that receive Medicare Paid transportation to your office or clinic? Medicare has just announced that it will expand the requirements for prior authorization for ambulance transport for “Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport.” The recent pilot program reduced expenditures by 72 among patients with severe pressure ulcers. Click for more information.