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UA Discovery Shows Curcumin Blocks the Metastasis of Cancer by a Novel Mechanism

A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin—the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric—blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. 
 
Cortactin, a protein essential for cell movement, frequently is overexpressed in cancer, thus facilitating cancer cell metastasis to other organs in the body. 
 
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of can

Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80% Unemployment

Written by Jenny Gold, published in Kaiser Health News
 
Employment rates for people with a serious mental illness are dismally low and getting worse, according to a report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Health Care Innovation Awards to Provide Better Healthcare and Lower Costs

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced new prospective awardees to test innovative care models, bringing the total amount of funding to as much as $360 million for 39 recipients spanning 27 states and the District of Columbia. These models are designed to deliver better healthcare and lower costs under the Health Care Innovation Awards program.

MWU Doctor Receives Fourth Straight Patients' Choice Award

Anthony Will, DO, Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) at Midwestern University, and a practicing physician at the University’s Multispecialty Clinic in Glendale, Arizona, has been recognized as a Patients’ Choice physician.
 
The Patients’ Choice Award recognizes physicians for the positive influence of their work.

CMS Fraud Prevention System Identified or Prevented $210 Million in Improper Medicare Payments in Second Year of Operations

In its second year of operations, CMS’ state-of-the-art Fraud Prevention System, that employs advanced predictive 
analytics, identified or prevented more than $210 million in improper Medicare Fee-For-Service payments, double the 
previous year.

CMS Fraud Prevention System Identified or Prevented $210 Million in Improper Medicare Payments in Second Year of Operations

In its second year of operations, CMS’ state-of-the-art Fraud Prevention System, that employs advanced predictive 
analytics, identified or prevented more than $210 million in improper Medicare Fee-For-Service payments, double the 
previous year.

9th Annual Mid-Atlantic Hospital Medicine Symposium: "Mastering the Care of the Hospitalized Patient"

The 9th Annual Mid-Atlantic Hospital Medicine Symposium, "Mastering the Care of the Hospitalized Patient" will be held Friday-Saturday, October 24-25, 2014 at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY.

Open Payments (the Sunshine Act): Registration, Review and Dispute

To Register: Visit MLN Connects Upcoming Calls.
 
As a physician or teaching hospital, are you aware of Open Payments (the Sunshine Act)? Now that you have completed Phase 1 of registration in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Enterprise Portal, are you ready for Phase 2?

CMS Proposals to Update Quality Measures for End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System for CY 2015

Overview: On July 2, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2015.

CMS Proposals to Update Policies and Payment Rates for End-Stage Renal Disease Providers for CY 2015 and Proposals for Implementation of Competitive Bidding-Based Prices for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies

Overview: On July 2, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2015.
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