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Editorial: Second thoughts on physician pay reform

By Merrill Goozner  |  March 17, 2018

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission wants Congress to scrap the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System for physicians, better known as MIPS, and replace it with a voluntary program. They want to ditch one before it's even been tried.

A better after-visit summary

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 17, 2018

Modern Healthcare set out to find a better version of an after-visit summary, asking around the industry to help create a form that is useful for patients and providers alike.

CMS will cover DNA sequencing for Medicare cancer patients

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 16, 2018

The CMS will now cover diagnostic laboratory tests using gene sequencing technology for Medicare cancer patients. The agency said the tests can help patients and their oncologists make better treatment decisions.

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