Congress Passes Medicare Part B Transitional Reimbursement Legislation

Early this morning, Congress passed legislation to allow transitional reimbursement for the clinical services that are integral to home infusion therapy under Medicare Part B. Providers of home and specialty infusion therapy and the Medicare beneficiaries they serve have been advocating for this much-needed remedy for the past year. This action by Congress addresses a severe gap…

More Knowledgeable Patient’s Cost Less to Treat

Research now suggests a link exists between well-educated and informed patients and cheaper health care. ModernHealthCare.com recently posted an article boasting findings from Health Affairs Magazine discussing the effects of informed patients on the healthcare budget claiming, “Patients with the highest scores on a self-reporting survey of ‘knowledge, skills, and confidence’ to make healthy choices…

The Drug Shortage Crisis

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has released a report on the continuing drug shortage crisis. The report concludes that the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA), Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) and the FDA’s sweeping policy changes are to blame for the current crisis. The report can be found here.