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Medicare Reimbursements

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by hookaman, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. hookaman

    hookaman Member
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    There was a thread in another forum that talked about medicare reimbursements, and how they're increasing for E&M, thus helping less procedurally oriented specialties. How will this affect anesthesiology?
     
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  3. sdn1977

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    I have no clue about physician Medicare reimbursements & specifically anesthesia.....but....I did read in today's (Aug 8, 2006) newspaper (however much you can believe that source....) that "Medicare reimbursements are set to drop by nearly 5 percent next year..."

    Mark McClellan, an administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said the agency sould soon issue new regulations updating reimbursement rates, but did not provide an exact amount.

    For whatever that's worth...........
     
  4. Blue Dog

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    Good question.

    Take a look at this table (it's a PDF file...look at the very bottom of the document): http://www.hospitalmedicine.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Advocacy_Policy&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=10204

    The projected impact of the proposed Medicare RVU changes on anesthesiolgy is -7% in 2007, and -10% by 2010.
     
  5. GSresident

    GSresident PGY4 on July 1, 04
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    Will give you a 10% rate cut in your malpractice insurance? Will you get to pay 10% less on your taxes by 2010? Are they going to make medical school and college 10% less expensive by 2010? Oh I get it - they are planning on actually deflating the dollar by 10% by 2010. Now it all makes sense.
     

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