Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weekend Update

The Senate is in session this week while the House is in recess. The AMA News and Modern Healthcare discuss the Medicare Part B payment mess that Congress will face following the Presidential election. The statutory sustainable rate of growth formula is projected to require roughly a 1/3 cut in Medicare Part B payments to doctors for 2013 unless Congress acts.

The excitement begins to build for the annual OPM AHIP FEHBP carrier conference which will be held at the end of this month. Around that time OPM issues its carrier letter calling for benefit and rate proposals for the next year known as the call letter. Proposals are due at the end of May.

OPM has posted more information on its website for tribal Indian employers who decide to join the FEHBP.

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