Tag Archives: Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare Physician Payments

Last week, with little fanfare, the federal government made public all of the “Part B” Medicare expenditures from 2012. For the first time, it became possible to view – by physician – the types of services being billed, the number of each type, the charges, and the actual payment from Medicare. Continue reading Medicare Physician Payments

The Bending Cost Curve

I attended a really interesting conference last week on “Innovation in Health Care” that was cosponsored by The Advisory Board and the Aspen Institute.  It was a one-day affair in Washington, attended by about 1000 people from around the country who were treated to talks by a star studded cast that included HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Peter Orszag , Jeffrey Brenner, former US Senators Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, and a guy with more titles than I can count, Patrick Conway. Continue reading The Bending Cost Curve