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Congress reintroduces legislation to curb antibiotic-resistant organisms

May 20, 2014
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes timely views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of…
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New law will modernize Medicare lab payments: What physicians need to know

April 23, 2014
Medicare will make sweeping changes in how it pays for clinical laboratory tests starting in 2017. The Protecting Access to Medicare Act, enacted…
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2013 PQRS interim claims feedback data now available for individual eligible professionals

April 17, 2014
Individual eligible professionals (EPs) who reported at least one Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) quality measure in 2013 via claims-based…
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Ophthalmologist also liable for hospital’s false claims

April 16, 2014
In what is believed to be the first settlement of its kind, an ophthalmologist recently agreed to resolve a False Claims Act complaint that alleged…
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Dismay, relief greet latest ICD-10 implementation delay

April 7, 2014
On April 1, President Barack Obama signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. In addition to providing a 13-month Medicare…
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Dept. of Justice scrutiny of physician-owned distributorships: Implications for physician investors

March 27, 2014
In a development that many predicted, federal authorities recently initiated what is likely to be the first of many investigations into a…
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Another year of SGR? Fix increasingly uncertain as Democrats, Republicans debate funding

March 17, 2014
Earlier this month, doctors were hopeful that a permanent fix to the flawed sustainable growth rate formula (SGR) underlying the Medicare Physician…
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CMS seeks guidance on strategies, resources for practice transformation

March 13, 2014
In a recently released request for information (RFI), CMS is seeking guidance from clinicians and other stakeholders about the resources and…
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Implement and educate: CMS continues to clarify two-midnight rule

March 10, 2014
In the final payment rule for fiscal year 2014, CMS codified a “Two-Midnight Rule” that applies to surgical procedures, diagnostic tests…
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President’s 2015 budget supports SGR fix, boosts funding for primary care work force programs

March 5, 2014
Despite the winter weather emergency in Washington, the White House released President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 on…