Organized medicine slams Part B pay plan – ModernMedicine

Organized medicine slams Part B pay plan Congress also critical of plan to reduce pay for Part B drugs   Washington—An Obama administration plan to reform Medicare Part B payment policy has generated a chorus of bipartisan opposition from influential lawmakers and many in the medical community, including a...
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Doctors, insurers flock to Medicare's cancer payment demo despite questions – ModernHealthcare.com

(Story updated at 4:46 ET) Seventeen private health insurance companies and more than 3,200 oncologists working in almost 200 medical groups will participate in the federal government’s new cancer care project, but critics argue the program may not easily lower costs or reduce unnecessary and potentially harmful care....
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New Open Payments data shows Novartis was biggest spender in 2015 – ModernHealthcare.com

(Updated at 7 EDT) Payments from drug and device companies to physicians and teaching hospitals increased slightly in 2015. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. paid the most by far. The CMS released the second full year of Open Payments data Thursday. The database is made publicly available and was established...
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Focus: Do penalties reduce medical errors? – The San Diego Union-Tribune

California has issued $17 million in fines for severe yet preventable medical errors since 2007, publicly shaming 192 hospitals for everything from leaving surgical sponges inside patients to giving fatal doses of medication. News releases about the mistakes have ensured that they receive plenty of consumer attention through news...
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Quick Take: Dr. Parvesh Kumar on Cancer Research – UNLV NewsCenter

Among Nevada’s troubling health care stats: The state lacks an officially designated National Cancer Institute (NCI). Elsewhere such institutes have been responsible for many treatment breakthroughs and give their communities access to potentially life-saving research trials. One of the newest hires at UNLV’s School of Medicine aims to change...
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Telemedicine Companies See Mental Health As Next Frontier – Forbes

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Forbes Telemedicine Companies See Mental Health As Next FrontierForbesTelemedicine companies that have been landing a flurry of new contracts with employers and insurers to provide less expensive and more convenient medical consultations with physicians are now adding mental health services for their customers. MDLive …...
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John Piper: Does Modern Medicine Contradict God's Will? – Christian Post

June 28, 2016|7:35 pm Screenshot Theologian John Piper speaks on spiritual warfare. When contemplating if modern medicine impedes God’s will for us, we as Christians must ask ourselves if we are seeking the Lord through these remedies, Pastor John Piper says. Piper, founder and teacher at , wrote in...
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Doctors, insurers flock to Medicare's cancer payment demo – ModernHealthcare.com

(Story updated at 4:46 ET) Seventeen private health insurance companies and more than 3,200 oncologists working in almost 200 medical groups will participate in the federal government’s new cancer care project, but critics argue the program may not easily lower costs or reduce unnecessary and potentially harmful care....
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