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    • Thursday, November 12, 2015 3:57:00 PM

    • Final 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule Issued

      Posted Thursday, November 12, 2015 3:57:00 PM

      The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week released the final Physician Fee Schedule rule for 2016, along with a fact sheet describing its provisions. Of particular note, the rule announces the Medicare fee schedule update for 2016 and finalizes a proposal … Read Full Article

    • Wednesday, November 11, 2015 8:32:00 AM

    • Poll Shows Majority of Arizonans Want Ability to End Own Lives

      Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2015 8:32:00 AM

      By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services

      November 9, 2015   

      A majority of Arizonans want the ability to get a prescription allowing them to end their own lives if they are terminally ill, according to a new poll.And the older the person, the greater the … Read Full Article

    • Monday, November 2, 2015 10:30:00 AM

    • A Few Blips Mar ICD-10 Rollout

      Posted Monday, November 2, 2015 10:30:00 AM

      By Joseph Conn, Modern HealthcareOriginally posted October 30, 2015

      It's been mostly smooth sailing with a few rough spots one month into the national conversion to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, of diagnostic and procedural codes, better known … Read Full Article

    • Monday, November 2, 2015 10:23:00 AM

    • Final Two-midnight Rule Dismisses Suggestions on 'Physician Judgment'

      Posted Monday, November 2, 2015 10:23:00 AM

      By Virgil Dickson, Modern HealthcareOctober 30, 2015

      The CMS is standing by the controversial two-midnight rule and will not implement changes proposed by industry stakeholders, including a popular suggestion to create a one-midnight rule. The agency will also allow … Read Full Article

    • Monday, November 2, 2015 10:13:00 AM

    • A Med School Teches Science and Data Mining

      Posted Monday, November 2, 2015 10:13:00 AM

      By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health NewsOrginally posted October 30, 2015This story also ran on NPR.

      Medicine, meet Big Data.For generations, physicians have been trained in basic science and human anatomy to diagnose and treat the individual patient.But now, massive stores of … Read Full Article

    • Monday, November 2, 2015 9:02:33 AM

    • Drug Makers Buy Pricey Vouchers to Speed Products to Market

      Posted Monday, November 2, 2015 9:02:33 AM

      By Peter Loftus, The Wall Street JournalUpdated Nov. 1, 2015 7:40 p.m. ET

      There is a new price surge in the pharmaceutical industry—not for medications, instead for a limited number of government-issued vouchers that drug makers, including AbbVie Inc. and Sanofi SA, are … Read Full Article

    • Monday, November 2, 2015 8:14:00 AM

    • New Medicare Rule Authorizes ‘End-of-Life’ Consultations

      Posted Monday, November 2, 2015 8:14:00 AM

      By Robert Pear, The New York Times

      A version of this article appears in print on October 31, 2015, on page A14 of the New York edition with the headline: New Medicare Rule Authorizes End-of-Life Consultations

      Six years after legislation to encourage end-of-life planning … Read Full Article