Under its new proposal to replace the Medicare physician payment formula, the House GOP plan would provide physicians with a stable, pre-set fee schedule to allow an eventual transition to alternate payment models.
The House panels’ proposal to replace Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula is seen as a way to change how Medicare delivers care. Meanwhile, some House GOP lawmakers who have complained about the health law’s costs said Wednesday that it should have allocated more money to a program to cover people with pre-existing health conditions.
Mississippi House Democrats blocked passage of the state’s Medicaid budget Sunday to force a vote on expanding the program, while supporters and critics do battle in Missouri, Montana and Arkansas.
A new bill introduced in the House would ease the pain for some eligible professionals struggling to implement electronic health record systems in accordance with Meaningful Use incentive program requirements. read more
House lawmakers said Tuesday that they will conduct a three-day series of hearings next week to look at how the Food and Drug Administration should regulate medical applications on smartphones and tablets. Lawmakers from the House Energy and Commerce committee will look specifically at how regulation affects patients, physicians and developers looking to capitalize on […]
When the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced plans earlier this month for its subcommittees to hold three days of hearings on mobile healthcare, it seemed like a promising development,… read more
The measure, which now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature, will fund the government through September. Meanwhile, the Senate and House still have larger issues on the long-term budget, including conflicting views on funding levels for entitlements such as Medicaid.
Continuing to pressure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on whether it intends to regulate smartphones, tablets and mHealth apps as medical devices under the Affordable Care Act, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a three-day series of hearings this week to examine how such regulations would impact patients, physicians and developers. read more
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., suggested during the Sunday talk shows that a deal that includes tax revenue and changes to entitlement programs including Medicare is possible while Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., conveyed openness to Medicare changes. Durbin’s comments included shots at the House budget plan advanced by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Continuing to pressure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on whether it intends to regulate smartphones, tablets and mHealth apps as medical devices under the Affordable Care Act, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a three-day series of hearings next week to examine how such regulations would impact patients, physicians and developers. read more