What Did The “Doc Fix” Fix?:
MACRA’s Medicare Physician Payment Changes

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) makes two major changes in how Medicare will pay physicians and other clinicians. First, it implemented the so-called “Doc Fix.” That is, MACRA ended the flawed and much-maligned Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for determining Medicare payments and the annual ritual of…



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Miller Health Law Group Lawyers on Hospital-Physician Alignment Models and Strategies

Physicians were facing daunting challenges before the passage last March of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: declining reimbursement, rising overhead, increasingly burdensome government regulation, and a severe recession. Health care “reform” will likely only exacerbate these pressures. As a result, many physicians are in a state of high…


Miller Health Law Group’s Medicare Provider Enrollment Guide

Applying for a Medicare provider number can be a daunting process. Medicare has very strict rules which, if not followed, can cause the issuance of your number to be delayed or even denied and prevent you from billing and collecting for the services you render to your Medicare patients. To…


Jeremy Miller’s Article on How to Avoid Legal Traps

With declining reimbursement and increasing overhead and compliance costs, building a successful medical practice is tougher than ever. The last thing physicians need is costly legal problems. In my experience, many of the legal wounds suffered by physicians are self-inflicted. This article discusses areas where physicians regularly get themselves into…