• Arthritis Northwest Announces an Innovative Value-Based Agreement with Major Health Plan

    Spokane, WA – Arthritis Northwest announced a new shared savings contract, established with a large Washington State health plan, designed to provide medication cost transparency to physicians and to remove strict step therapy barriers for patients. The new agreement incorporates a Medication Clinical Management (MCM) program, an innovative model that is expected to lower cost […]

  • 2020 Medicare Fee Schedule: Top Five Things for Physicians to Know

    The 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule promises to lighten the administrative load for physicians in 2021 with news about changes in coding for outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services. CMS estimates that under their proposal, rheumatologists would see on average a 15% payment increase, beginning in 2021. The proposed coding changes recognize the value of […]