Published Monday, January 14, 2013
Medicare Physician Fee Cut Averted for 2013 A scheduled 26.5 percent physician pay cut under Medicare was averted early this month with passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act. The law delays for one year a reduction in reimbursements to physicians who care for Medicare patients, and keeps current reimbursement rates steady through December 31, 2013, more»
Published Thursday, November 29, 2012
What began as a session at the AAGP 2011 Annual Meeting, and then evolved into more discussion and collaboration, is now an article in the November 21, 2012, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. In "Nonpharmacologic Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia," Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, and AAGP members Helen C. Kales, MD, and Constantine more»
Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Most of the codes in the psychiatry section of the CPT® (i.e., 908XX codes) will change effective January 1, 2013. The CPT, or Current Procedural Terminology, is medical nomenclature used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs. The new codes were released in late August and will be published by the more»
Published Thursday, May 3, 2012
Bethesda, MD, May 2, 2012 – The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry has entered into an agreement with Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, to publish The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (AJGP) beginning in January 2013. "We are extremely pleased to be entering more»
Published Friday, February 17, 2012
Medicare Physician Payments News Today, February 17, both the House of Representatives and the Senate approved legislation to provide a ten-month reprieve from a 27 percent reduction in Medicare payments to physicians scheduled for March 1. That payment freeze will be effective through the end of this year. President Obama has indicated that he will sign more»
Published Saturday, December 24, 2011
UPDATE: On December 23, the House Republicans reversed their position taken earlier this week and agreed to the bill passed by the Senate on December 17th to avert the Medicare physician payment reduction and extend the expiring payroll tax reduction and unemployment insurance benefits for two months. President Obama has signed the legislation into law. more»
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