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CMS Open Payments deadline extended to Sept. 10, outages planned

August 28, 2014

CMS has announced its Open Payments system will once again be unavailable at two specified times due to network maintenance. It has extended the deadline to submit disputes to Sept. 10 to accommodate the outages.

The first closure date is Saturday, Aug. 30, beginning at 1:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 a.m. EST. The second closure is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5; the start time and duration will be announced next week, according to the press release from CMS.

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Race, socioeconomic status predicted frequent ED use for acute HF

August 28, 2014
Minority race or ethnicity and lower socioeconomic status were associated with frequent visits to the ED for acute HF syndrome, according to results of a retrospective…
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Prehypertension, hypertension in children drive up health care costs

August 28, 2014
Prehypertension and hypertension in children are having strong effects on healthcare costs, according to research published in The American Journal of Managed
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Amgen files BLA for evolocumab to treat high cholesterol

August 28, 2014
Amgen announced that it has submitted a Biologics License Application to the FDA for its PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab, seeking approval for the treatment of high…
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Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena: Focus on Glycemic Control

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

2/1/2014
Among the multiple comorbidities and complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)…
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Dominic A. Sica, MD, on treatment for resistant hypertension

June 6, 2014
NEW YORK — In this video, Dominic A. Sica, MD, chairman of clinical pharmacology and hypertension at the…
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Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

7/23/2014
Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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