September 20, 2013Lead Story:CBO Estimates SGR Repeal Bill to Cost $175 Billion Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a report detailing its analysis of the House Energy & Commerce Committee's bill (H.R.
For the AAO-HNSF grants, the CORE Study Section subcommittee chairs presents its recommendations for funding of AAO-HNS Foundation grant applications to the AAO-HNS Foundation Board of Directors, through the Coordinator for Research, at its next regu
There are three new codes for CPT 2010 that have bundled together several audiological tests. These new codes were created because the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) discovered that these tests were frequently billed together in th
In January, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced plans to utilize its newly established Healthcare and Payment Learning and Action Network to begin moving Medicare payments through Alternative Payment Models.
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What are Appropriate Use Criteria?Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) specify when it is appropriate to use a procedure. An "appropriate" procedure is one for which the expected health benefits exceed the expected health risks by a wide margin.