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Progress Traps and the 340B Drug Pricing Program
Hospitals are not only marking up and selling 340B-discounted drugs, but also buying up clinics to take advantage of the discount – a clear "progress trap."
CMS: ICD-10 Announcement Coming 'in the Near Future'
With physicians and practices in limbo on the ICD-10 transition, CMS reaffirmed its commitment to the code set and says a new deadline will be announced shortly.
How the ICD-10 Delay Affects Physicians, Healthcare
Congress decided that physicians need one more year to prepare for ICD-10. Here's what it means for your medical practice and the healthcare industry overall.
Congress Questions Security of Health Insurance Exchange Data Hub
How does a proposed data hub for newly-ensured patients affect your practice? Hint: It has to do with cybersecurity and HIPAA.
Ore. Doctors Fined for Failing to Disclose Payments from Implant Firm
State and federal agents are pouring through the books, looking for new and more elaborate ways to fine physicians. Here's a recent example from Oregon.
Prohibiting Physician Assistants from Admitting Patients Hurts Care
A proposed rule by CMS would severely hamper PAs and other nonphysician providers from helping patients in need of care, sometimes immediately.
Employer Mandate Delay: The Path to a Single-Payer Healthcare
Physician and author Elizabeth Lee Vliet says the real goal behind the latest healthcare reform delay is a federal push toward a single-payer system of care.
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