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MedPAC reports on Medicare spending 

July 21, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC) has released its 2022 data book on health care spending and the Medicare program. The 208-page book provides data on Medicare spending, demographics of the Medicare population, beneficiary access to care and quality of care in the program, among other information. Among the data points in the book: Medicare was the largest single purchaser of personal health care in 2020, accounting for 22% of total spend; and Medicare spending is...

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MedPAC on certain DME: Stick to in-person visits post-PHE

March 16, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommends requiring clinicians to provide a face-to-face visit before they order high-cost DME or high-cost clinical lab tests in a March 2021 report to Congress.  The group recommends that CMS should, after the public health emergency, require clinicians to provide a face-to-face, in-person visit with a beneficiary on the date they order a high-cost DME product or lab test for that beneficiary or within six months before...

face-to-face visits, Medicare Payment Advisory Committee, MedPac, Telehealth

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