The CDC has been tracking a resistant bacteria call carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE since 2001. This bacterium causes infections that are resistant to antibiotics and have affected people who are in or recently had inpatient medical care. CRE has affected 4% of short-stay hospitals and 18% of long-term acute care hospitals all having at least one case of CRE. Read more

Jimmo V. Sebelius is a court case we have all been hearing about and reading about on the internet. The case involved Medicare beneficiaries and The Center for Medicare Advocacy (non-for-profit) who filed a lawsuit regarding what they have termed the improvement standard by which Medicare beneficiaries who could benefit from services were denied services because they could not make enough progress. Read more

Multiple Procedures Payment Reduction [MPPR]:   What You Need to Know Read more

While the last minute legislation is mostly known for the issue of the fiscal cliff and the arguments over taxes, the legislation is in large part a modified version of the Middle Class Tax Relief Act passed in April of 2012. Read more

Medicare Part B Outpatient Therapy Cap and Exceptions Process

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (H.R. 3630) was signed into law on February 22, 2012. The law extends the Medicare Part B Outpatient Therapy Cap Exceptions Process through December 31, 2012. Read more