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Payments => Insurance Payments => Topic started by: Cpatel on March 28, 2016, 11:34:32 AM

Title: Medicare Consolidated Payemts
Post by: Cpatel on March 28, 2016, 11:34:32 AM
I have a client whose major patients are in-patient. Someone in hospital told him that Medicare will change to consolidated payments for all affiliated physicians. This means that Medicare will only pay to hospital for in-patient services and hospital will pay flat fee to affiliated physicians. I did research but is not able to find any post on CMS about this topic. My client is very worried that if this go live then it will impact him a lot. Anyone is aware of this? Please share any news on this topic.
Title: Re: Medicare Consolidated Payemts
Post by: Michele on April 06, 2016, 08:20:16 AM
I can only find information about this relating to hospitals in Puerto Rico or physician groups that are purchased/acquired by/or owned by the hospital.  I don't see anything about independent physicians.
Title: Re: Medicare Consolidated Payemts
Post by: Cpatel on April 28, 2016, 09:05:58 AM
I can only find information about this relating to hospitals in Puerto Rico or physician groups that are purchased/acquired by/or owned by the hospital.  I don't see anything about independent physicians.

Thanks Michelle. This makes sense.