AMA report shows physician Medicare revenue down 19% over first half of 2020

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The new report “Changes in Medicare Physician Spending During the COVID-19 Pandemic” analyzed Medicare claims data exclusive to physician services and found spending dropped as much as 57% below expected pre-pandemic levels in April of 2020. Medicare spending on physician services partially recovered from the April low but was still 12% less than expected by … Continue reading “AMA report shows physician Medicare revenue down 19% over first half of 2020”

CMS holds physicians harmless from MIPS penalties amid COVID-19 PHE

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Today, CMS announced it will hold physicians harmless from up to 9% MIPS penalties due to the significant disruptions of the COVID-19 public health emergency on physician practices’ performance in 2020. The Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Hardship Exception policy will be automatically applied to ALL MIPS eligible clinicians who do not submit any MIPS data … Continue reading “CMS holds physicians harmless from MIPS penalties amid COVID-19 PHE”

STUDY: 4M PEOPLE MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FULL SUBSIDIES IN REOPENED ACA EXCHANGES

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THE COWEN INSIGHT The Biden Administration will announce a new three-month open enrollment period for the individual exchanges. It is not clear when the new open enrollment period would begin but Biden Administration officials said the fastest it could happen is mid-February. We view the announcement as incrementally positive for MCOs with individual exchange exposure … Continue reading “STUDY: 4M PEOPLE MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FULL SUBSIDIES IN REOPENED ACA EXCHANGES”


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