BNA’s Medicare Report™ provides reliable, objective weekly news and analysis of all related legislation, regulation, litigation, and court and administrative decisions.

Expert News & Commentary

Don't miss anything affecting Medicare, whether on Capitol Hill, in government agencies, or in associations — from D.C. to Baltimore. Trust in the largest number of reporters covering Washington, plus a network of correspondents in every state.

Trusted Legal Analysis

Assess the impact of current developments on your practice with periodic in-depth analytical articles. Anticipate and avoid problems, counsel clients with confidence, and make cost-effective business decisions with the latest new and amended rules and regulation, changes in programs and payment levels, significant legislative activities, major litigation, and pertinent court and administrative decisions.

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Powerful Research Features

Get a monthly chart as well as discussion highlights of all PRRB decisions — none of which are found in other publications. In addition, scan every issue of the Report with quick-read summaries and topical indexes that direct you to the information you need.

Topics Covered

  • Medicare payment rules under Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D
  • Actions by CMS and Congress concerning physicians who turn away Medicare patients because of low reimbursement rates
  • Efforts on Capitol Hill to increase Medicare Part A payments to hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, and nursing homes
  • Medicare drug benefit, CMS administration, and congressional modifications
  • Rules prohibiting physicians from gaining financially from patient referrals, and related CMS actions
Key Laws and Regulations
  • All Medicare reimbursement, coverage, compliance rules
  • CMS proposed and final rules on:
    • Hospital inpatient prospective payments
    • Physician payment fee schedules
    • Hospital outpatient and outpatient prospective payment system (PPS)
    • Prescription drugs and medical devices
  • Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003
  • Physician self-referral law (“Stark Law”)
  • Social Security Act, Title XVIII, Medicare


Product Structure

Notification: current reports providing news and developments.

Formats and Frequency

Print and Web notification formats are issued and available weekly. Print current reports are indexed every six months, culminating annually. Web current reports are archived to 02.02.1996. 
Email summaries, providing the highlights and table of contents for each report, with URLs to full text articles and documents also available.