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CMS finalizes billions in cuts to lab test fees

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 20, 2016

The CMS has finalized a rule under which it will begin paying the same as private insurance rates for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests. The rule is expected to save $390 million in its first year of implementation and $3.93 billion over 10 years.

Indiana hospitals seek to lower sepsis mortality rate

By Associated Press  |  June 19, 2016

Most people know the early signs of heart attacks and strokes, but they aren't as familiar with sepsis, a medical condition that kills more than 258,000 people in the U.S. each year.

California tries to make cancer data more usable

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 17, 2016

California wants to be the first state in the country to standardize the way cancer data are reported to its central registry, making it faster and easier to collect information from oncology labs.

Interstate physician licensing compact gets federal funding boost

By Joseph Conn  |  June 17, 2016

The Health Resources and Services Administration at HHS has awarded a $250,000-a-year grant for three years to support state medical boards as they implement the administrative and technical infrastructure of the Interstate Medical Licensing Compact.

Epic seeks to reduce its own jury award by $220 million

By Joseph Conn  |  June 17, 2016

Attorneys for Epic Systems want to trim $220 million from its award in an intellectual property suit against Tata Consultancy Services of India and its U.S. subsidiary, Tata America International.

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