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BLOG: Reduced CBO estimate reignites debate over sustainable growth rate repeal

February 8, 2013
On Feb. 5, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reduced its estimate of the cost to freeze Medicare payments under the physician fee schedule (PFS)…
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BLOG: Let the sun shine down - CMS releases final reporting requirements for manufacturers and GPOs

February 6, 2013
On Feb. 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its long-awaited final rule regarding the implementation of the…
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BLOG: FDA proposes new rules requiring future product designs to mitigate known medication errors

December 20, 2012
On Dec. 13, the FDA released draft guidance for drug and biologic manufacturers recommending ways to use product design to minimize
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Small group practices may begin reporting quality and e-prescribing measures as group in 2013

December 19, 2012
Starting Jan. 1, small group practices will have an alternative way to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic…
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BLOG: US reports 75% of physicians now using electronic health record technologies

December 14, 2012
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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BLOG: New reviews related to physician services in OIG’s 2013 work plan

December 11, 2012
Each year the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services releases its work plan identifying key initiatives…
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BLOG: Record year for the HHS Office of Inspector General

December 7, 2012
In its semiannual report to Congress released last week, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) reported another record year for both fraud and abuse…
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BLOG: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation announces new options for Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative

December 7, 2012
Historically, Medicare has paid providers for discrete services to treat a single illness or patient interaction. This model has been widely…
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BLOG: HHS raises red flags about Medicare’s electronic health record incentive program

December 6, 2012
As Healio readers are well aware, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act established financial incentive programs to promote the use of…
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BLOG: Office of Management and Budget is on the clock for Physician Payment Sunshine Act final rule

December 5, 2012
According to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA) final rule has been completed by the Centers for…