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June 05, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule, providing more flexibility than was in the proposed rule, for the Medicare shared savings program.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) released six key principles to help guide physicians and hospital leaders who seek to create integrated physician-hospital or health system governance or management models.
May 08, 2015
The Pennsylvania State Coroners Association recently released a report which provides statistics about deaths where drugs caused or contributed to the death of an individual during 2014.
May 04, 2015
Federal legislation has been introduced that would add 3,000 Medicare-funded residency slots each fiscal year from 2017 through 2021. At least half of the slots would have to be used for a shortage specialty residency program.
April 21, 2015
The Joint State Government Commission has released its report examining the physician shortage in Pennsylvania. The report
concludes that a physician shortage does exist in Pennsylvania, as it does
April 16, 2015
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy announced the
availability of funding to reduce the incidences of deaths related to opioid
overdoses in rural communities.
April 09, 2015
The Department of Health (DOH) convened the first meeting of the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Board to begin work on developing the policies and procedures that will expand Pennsylvania’s drug monitoring program.
March 30, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an initiative aimed at reducing prescription opioid and heroin-related overdose, death, and dependence.
March 19, 2015
Bipartisan, bicameral legislation to permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) for Medicare physician payments was introduced in the U.S. House today. Absent action by Congress, physicians will see a 21 percent reduction in Medicare payments starting on April 1.
February 20, 2015
participated in a roundtable discussion convened by U.S. Senator Pat Toomey
(R-PA) to consider strategies to fight prescription drug and opiate abuse in Pennsylvania.