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ARCHIVES: AUGUST 2016


Voluntary Taxes

Medical device makers agree to pay the FDA $1 billion over five years to help speed the process of reviewing and approving new devices.

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Not Quite Batting Champs

CMS reports that 31% of the Medicare ACOs qualified for bonus payments in 2015.

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Dr. Instagram

A research project comparing the photos shared on Instagram was able to accurately identify users who suffer from clinical depression.

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The End of ICD-10 Yoga

CMS’ decision to allow for flexibility in ICD-10 will come to an end on October 1 and provider coding will then have to fully comply with the new guidelines.

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Happy Birthday Kennedy-Kassebaum

20 years ago, President Clinton signed HIPAA into law in what was primarily meant as a step toward health reform.  But the law is now mostly known for its regulation of patient data privacy and security.

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The Right Amount

Continued problems with ObamaCare and a highly possible election result could set up a real discussion about compromise and change to the Affordable Care Act.

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