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Medicare

Comments due on new cardiac payment model

Comments are due Monday on a proposed rule that makes hospitals in 98 markets financially accountable for the cost and quality of all care associated with bypass surgery and heart attacks. The five-year demonstration would take effect July 1, 2017.

Politics & Policy

No quick fix for Rx price spikes

No quick fix for Rx price spikes

Despite growing outrage over price spikes on specialty drugs, biologics and generics, a political solution seems as far away as ever. And drug industry lobbyists are planning a major post-election campaign to keep it that way.

Military Health

Military delays first EHR go-lives

Military delays first EHR go-lives

The scheduled initial rollout of the Military Health System's new multibillion-dollar electronic health record system has been delayed, at least for several months. The schedule was "aggressive" and more time was needed to address issues that came up during testing.

Law & Regulation

Top execs fined for false claims

Top execs fined for false claims

Last year, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates warned top healthcare executives they would be held personally accountable for false Medicare and Medicaid claims and illegal physician relationships. She was serious.

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