Summary of CMS CY2014 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of Medicare’s CY2014 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule. It was placed on display @ www.cms.gov on July 08, 2013 and will be published in the Federal Register on July…

Medicare’s PROPOSED Physician Fee Schedule for 2013

On Friday, July 6, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed rule to update the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), effective January 1, 2013. This proposed rule can be found at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-30/pdf/2012-16814.pdf or in the Federal…

New Excise Tax on Medical Devices Courtesy of ObamaCare

The attached editorial from the Wall Street Journal on May 29, 2012 is worth reading. A 2.3% levy on medical device gross sales (not profits) is supposed to raise $28.5 billion between 2013-2022. Two initiatives currently underway will hopefully derail…

My first blog post

All too often, a medical device company fails to proactively consider the payer’s perspective before it’s too late. On a daily basis, healthcare customers ask their sales reps… “What codes should we use?“ “Is your product covered by payers?“ “How…