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CMS releases new quality of care data on physicians, ACOs, hospitals

December 19, 2014

CMS released new data on the quality of care provided by physician group practices, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations, according to the CMS Blog.

Included in the release is information on the quality and safety of care provided at a hospital or physician practice in an effort to inform and empower consumers when deciding where to receive the best care. Performance evaluations additionally encourage health care providers to increase health care quality levels.

New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1 Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1

December 18, 2014
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of today’s…
Sylvia Burwell FDA News

FDA allows marketing of neonatal SCID screening test

December 16, 2014
The FDA announced it has allowed marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit, a screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency in neonates.The screening test…
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21st Century Oncology appoints national chief science officer

December 15, 2014
21st Century Oncology, appointed Steven Finkelstein, MD, as the company’s national chief science officer.“Dr. Finkelstein has demonstrated a continuous…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 2 High Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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CMS releases new quality of care data on physicians, ACOs, hospitals

December 19, 2014
CMS released new data on the quality of care provided by physician group practices, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations, according to the…
New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1 Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1

December 18, 2014
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on…
Sylvia Burwell FDA News

FDA allows marketing of neonatal SCID screening test

December 16, 2014
The FDA announced it has allowed marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit, a screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency in neonates.The…
Institution Notes

21st Century Oncology appoints national chief science officer

December 15, 2014
21st Century Oncology, appointed Steven Finkelstein, MD, as the company’s national chief science officer.“Dr. Finkelstein has…
Worth Building

Close of 2014 tax planning presents challenges to individuals, businesses: Part 3

December 12, 2014
In parts 1 and 2 of this column I discussed tax breaks for individuals and businesses that may be extended or reinstated retroactively by Congress…
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Close of 2014 tax planning presents challenges to individuals, businesses: Part 2

December 10, 2014
In part 1 of this column I discussed tax breaks for individuals and businesses that may be extended or reinstated retroactively by Congress, as well…
Harry Roger Büller, MD, PhD Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Reducing Factor XI may prevent postoperative thrombotic events

December 10, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Targeting Factor XI using a novel agent was associated with a significant reduction in venous thromboembolism risk among…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

CATCH: Tinzaparin reduced recurrent VTE in patients with active cancer

December 9, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Tinzaparin was associated with a reduced risk for venous thromboembolism without an increase in major bleeding compared with…
Worth Building

Close of 2014 tax planning presents challenges to individuals, businesses: Part 1

December 5, 2014
Year-end tax planning is especially challenging this year because Congress has yet to act on a host of tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013…

Pediatric nurses association honors members

December 4, 2014
The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses recently presented its 2014 APHON Membership Awards, which recognize members who demonstrate…
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