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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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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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Study on link between MMR vaccine and autism redacted from publication

August 28, 2014
A recently published study that assessed timing of measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and autism among young black boys has been removed from the public domain, according…
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CDC: E-cigarette use tripled among adolescents since 2011

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More than 250,000 adolescents who had never smoked conventional cigarettes used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to recent study findings from the CDC.Data…
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New Developments in the Treatment of Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis and Conjunctivitis

Pediatric Annals, August 2014, Volume 43 Issue 8
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Acquired and Congenital Pediatric Cardiac Disease

Keck School of Medicine and Pediatric Annals

5/1/2014
For many pediatric providers, cardiovascular disease equates to congenital heart disease and being on the watch for the…
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