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Feb
13
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CMS is reversing an Obama administration policy and will now allow providers to verify medical students’ notes in a patient’s medical record. Starting March 5, physicians won’t have to create their own notes in addition to notes created by stu..

Feb
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HIPAA received around 170,000 complaints in 2017. Between taking care of patients and working on administrative tasks, it is easy for data privacy and IT compliance to get lost in the shuffle. While it may not be the focus of your job, mistakes made ..

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Feb
12
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The Trump administration has outlined a number of policy changes it says will lower drug prices, but some experts are skeptical that the actions will accomplish that goal. The White House’s Council of Economic Advisers issued a 30-page repo..

Feb
12
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Less than a week after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed a two-year budget deal into law, the administration proposed to slash the budget for HHS to $68.4 billion, a $17.9 billion or 21% decrease from the 2017 enacted level. The ..

Feb
11
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Early Friday Congress passed and the president signed a wide-ranging, two-year budget deal that also extends government funding through March 23, staving off an extended shutdown. The bill has a variety of health policy implications, including a dela..

Feb
06
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With regulatory changes and increasing operational costs, many independent physicians have had to seek alternatives to keep their businesses afloat. In many cases this means selling to hospitals or joining larger health systems. For independent physi..

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Feb
06
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The Department of Justice is seeking more information—and thus will get more time—to review the multibillion-dollar deal between CVS and Aetna. Federal regulators sent CVS and Aetna the request for additional information about their transaction ..

Feb
06
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The world’s biggest tech firms see an opportunity in health care, which could mean empowered patients, better diagnosis of disease and lower costs.  The past decade has seen the smartphone become a portal for managing daily life. Consumers use the..

Feb
05
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Legislation aimed at fighting opioid abuse in Florida has raised concerns among doctors over provisions to impose limits as short as three days for prescriptions of the potentially addictive painkillers. Physicians have mounted strong opposition to p..

Feb
04
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Baseline Medicare Advantage payment rates are proposed to increase an average of 1.84% for 2019, CMS announced Thursday. After taking into account the underlying coding trend’s impact on risk scores, CMS says payments will increase on average ..

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