The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (HR 2) was overwhelmingly approved on a 92-8 vote in the US Senate on April 14, repealing the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and paving the way for ICD-10 code set implementation. However, an amendment to HR 2 that would have repealed Medicare’s Part B outpatient therapy caps was defeated.
Is a solid financing option consistently being presented? This article is dedicated to resolving these concerns and offering a “Top-10 Best Practices List” related to the topic of hearing aid financing.
The Senate has approved HR 4302 which delays the ICD-10 implementation date to October 1 of next year, staving off the projected 24% cut to Medicare Part B payments and extending the therapy caps exceptions process through March 2015.
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Before reading the lead article by Kochkin et al in this edition of HR, a few things should be made clear. First and foremost, hearing aids work, they work well, and the vast majority of people who purchase them and receive professional hea
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