Tag - policy

Salary Update: PAs and NPs May Earn More in 2015

December 24th, 2014 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new rule that will update payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the Medicare physician fee schedule on or after Jan. 1, 2015.

CompHealth Favors New Bill for PTs and Medicare Reimbursement

October 31st, 2014 A new bill introduced in the Senate would allow physical therapists (PTs) to bring in a locum tenens provider to care for Medicare patients in their absence. The locum tenens provider would treat patients and bill Medicare through the PT’s practice provider number.

When it Comes to Physician Assistant Regulations - PA Stands for PAY ATTENTION!

October 10th, 2013 In this time of critical healthcare change, PAs need to be ever vigilant regarding regulatory and legislative changes. Persistent regulatory monitoring is necessary at the local, state, and national levels.

How the Supreme Court Ruling on Healthcare Reform Affects PAs

July 19th, 2012 On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), ruling that Congress acted within its constitutional authority when enacting the individual mandate. What does this mean for practicing PAs?